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Breaking: Construction accident in Morris neighborhood

Emergency crews responded to a construction accident in Deer Ridge subdivision in Morris.
Emergency crews responded to a construction accident in Deer Ridge subdivision in Morris.

MORRIS — At 11:24 a.m., the Morris Fire Department and Ambulance District and the Morris Police Department were called to the 1900 block of Mountain Road, in Morris, for an accident at a construction site. 

Witnesses state a construction crew was digging a sewer trench for a residential building. An employee was in the 7 1/2 foot deep trench when a dirt wall collapsed. The impact of the wall collapsing pushed the employee into the opposite wall. Witnesses called 911 right away. 

The Morris Fire Department and approximately 20 other agencies have responded to the scene. Emergency personnel had to first stabilize the area and are now attempting to remove the victim from the trench. 

The victim, 49 years old, has been conscious, alert and talking throughout the entire incident. A Superior helicopter is standing by to transport the victim as soon as he is extricated.

The neighborhood is currently closed by Grundy County EMA at Locust and Ashton Roads.

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