Emergency crews responding to accidental burial at construction site near Breckenridge
At about 4:15 p.m., the Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District responded to a construction site at 206 Sallie Barber Road near Breckenridge, where two individuals were buried in a trench that collapsed. Contractors on scene were installing utilities for a housing development in the area when the incident occurred, according to the fire district.
The two individuals are believed to have been buried 9-10 feet deep, according to Red, White & Blue Chief Jim Keating.
The construction site is in unincorporated Summit County. Summit Fire & EMS and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office have also responded to the call.
Firefighters were still working to extricate the individuals as of 5:15 p.m.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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