Local worker has close call while working to repair water main break

(Temple Fire & Rescue photo)
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) A Temple Department of Public Works worker had a close call Friday morning while he and other crew members were working on a water line break at 4912 Midway Dr.

As the crew was excavating to reach the break, a section of soil gave way, trapping the unidentified worker up to the mid-calf area of his legs, Temple Fire & Rescue spokesman Thomas Pechal said.

His coworkers were able to free him.

Paramedics checked him out at the scene.

He declined hospital transport.

Temple Fire & Rescue responded to the collapse just after 10:30 a.m. Friday.