Man injured after being pulled from trench in village of Fredonia

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FREDONIA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A man was pulled from a trench in the village of Fredonia Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 25. 

Authorities were called around 10:30 a.m. to Marie Krause Park on Wenzel Avenue for a report of a man injured in a construction accident.

Officials say a 24-year-old Port Washington man who is an employee of the Village of Fredonia Public Works Department, was working in a trench. Work was being done for the installation of pipes when the sidewall of the trench collapsed on top of him, leaving him buried chest high.

Fredonia's Fire Assistant Fire Chief Chris Kunstmann said it took around two hours to get the man out of the trench. The man was flighted to the hospital for multiple crush-related injuries.

Kunstmann said the man was conscious during the rescue and rescue teams provided oxygen to him. 

Multiple agencies from three different counties responded to the incident. 

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

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