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.