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Published July 24, 2013, 04:41 PM

Authorities report a man buried in a trench this morning

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It was a scary moment for a construction worker in south Fargo early this morning.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It was a scary moment for a construction worker in south Fargo early this morning.

Authorities were called to a site in south Fargo around 10 AM for a report of a man buried in a trench. Authorities say he was inside the trench digging when it collapsed.

Co-workers were able to dig the man out with excavating equipment before paramedics got there. However, the man was still taken to the hospital as precaution.

Captain Ron Guggisberg - Fargo Fire Department: "It doesn't happen very often, but it's something we train for. We have specialized training equipment that we use in a situation like this when somebody is buried. Hopefully there's prevention measures in place so this doesn't happen to begin with, because it is a very dangerous thing."

The man's condition at this time is not known.

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