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3 workers rescued after trench collapse at Texas middle school

Dec. 30, 2023
The workers were making sewer repairs at Clark Middle School in Princeton, Texas.

Three plumbing contractors at a Texas middle school had to be rescued from a collapsed trench in a hallway.

The Princeton Herald reports that the collapse occurred Friday morning at Clark Middle School in Princeton, Texas.

“Firefighters arrived to find three patients, all construction workers, who were in a confined trench when the soil gave way,” the Princeton fire department said. “One patient had self-extricated, while two remained partially covered.”

Frisco and Allen Fire Department’s trench rescue teams were called in to assist in the rescue, and ground and air ambulances were called to transport the plumbers to a hospital for treatment.

The injuries were not believed to be severe, the Princeton school district said in a social media post.

The workers, from DNA Plumbing Services of Plano, were excavating in a school hallway for sewer repairs.

“There was an equipment malfunction, and we had a few technicians that are now needing medical attention,” the company said in a Facebook post.

Princeton is about 40 miles northeast of Dallas.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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