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Accident's Cause: Dirt Wall Collapses on Construction Worker

Tampa Fire Rescue says the man, whose name was not released, has been flown to an area trauma center.

A construction worker was flown to a trauma center after a dirt wall caved in on him, trapping him up to his waist.

Multiple Tampa Fire Rescue Units responded to the construction accident on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard underneath the I-75 overpass this morning. The 911 call came in shortly after 11 a.m.

Few details are being released at this time, but Tampa Fire Rescue officials said the worker was inside an 8-to-9-foot-deep hole dug for a light pole when the incident occurred. For an unknown reason, the “wet dirt of the wall” gave way and collapsed down on the man, burying him up to his waist, officials said.

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