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Brussels: firefighters rescue a worker buried in a trench (photos)

The place was not accessible with heavy equipment, so the man had to be extricated manually.

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Published on 1/12/2022 at 18:17
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Lhe Brussels firefighters intervened, Thursday around 1:30 p.m., avenue Nekkersgat in Uccle, for a worker who was buried in a trench. The man was able to be extracted, then he was taken to hospital, but his condition is not worrying.

“We intervened, with the 112 medical services, to free a worker who was partly buried at the back of a house, avenue Nekkersgat in Uccle. He was in a trench three meters deep when a rockslide occurred. The whole lower part of his body was stuck,” explained Walter Derieuw, spokesman for the Brussels fire brigade.

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“The place was not accessible with heavy equipment, because it was too narrow, and to avoid a new landslide, the firefighters manually cleared the victim for 45 minutes. He was evacuated to the hospital, but his condition is not worrying, ”said the spokesperson.

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