Arbor Vitae Fire Department holds trench rescue class

ARBOR VITAE - The Arbor Vitae Fire and Rescue Department hosted a trench rescue class Saturday.
Officials say there is a growing need for education on trench rescue.
The Highway 51 project in the Minocqua-Woodruff area created more trenches for the use of construction workers.
The Arbor Vitae Fire Department invited first responders in the area to learn more about trench rescues.

"Utility work, concrete work, here are tons of masons up here doing foundations, gas utility workers, there's a potential for what we call a trench collapse and that's where a sidewall would fail and the dirt would slide in a potentially trap or crush the worker," said Arbor Vitae Fire Chief Mike Van Meter.

Full story: WJFW

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