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Worker seriously injured when ditch collapses around him

December 31, 2019 GMT

MARLBORO TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A man working in a ditch was seriously injured Tuesday when it collapsed around his lower body, authorities said.

The accident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. in Marlboro Township.

The 64-year-old man, who was working for paving company, was trapped in the ditch for a short time before emergency responders were able to free him. He was taken to a hospital and was being treated for undisclosed injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The injured man’s name was not released.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

The cause of the collapse remains under investigation,