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    INCIDENT: HIGHWAYS WORKER TRAPPED IN EXCAVATION

    Worker survives trench collapse with fractured leg on drainage project

    It has been reported by Peterborough Today that a highways worker has been airlifted to hospital with a suspected broken leg after becoming trapped after a excavation collapsed in Holbeach, South Lincolnshire. The trench collapsed during drainage work in the road.

    An eyewitness to the incident said the injured man appeared to be in pain but conscious shortly after the incident. A Lincolnshire Police spokeswoman said:

    “Emergency services were called to Fleet Street in Holbeach at 2.15pm on Friday after a trench collapsed in the road injuring a workman who was working there. The 43-year-old man was flown to Boston Pilgrim Hospital by air ambulance with a suspected broken leg. HSE has been informed and is attending the scene.”

    The injured man is believed to be engaged by a subcontractor to Lincolnshire County Council carrying out drainage and flood defence improvements on the road as part of £500k work county-wide.

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