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UPDATE: Trench Rescue in Mapleton, ND

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We now know the name of the construction worker who was rescued from a trench collapse in Mapleton, North Dakota, Thursday afternoon. Adam Loy, 32, was at the bottom of the 17-foot hole when a portion of the clay wall fell on him and pinned him. 

Other construction workers were able to free him before rescue crews arrived. Loy was brought to the hospital with a broken leg and is expected to recover.

The site was being managed by Kuechle Underground Inc. out of Kimball, Minnesota. OSHA has been notified and will investigate the site.



Authorities are on the scene in Mapleton, ND after someone reportedly fell in a trench. The 911 call came in as a rescue at the 600 Block of Knutson Street.

Valley News Team's Nicole Johnson is on scene and says the man is out of the trench and has a broken leg. Police say he is a 32-year-old from Minnesota.

Authorities estimate the trench was approximately 17 feet deep. Fellow workers pulled him out, and say he was only down there for about five minutes. He was rescued by the time authorities arrived and taken away in an ambulance.

Check back with Valley News Live for details on this developing story.

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