2 people trapped after trench collapses near Breckenridge

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Trench collapse rescue near Breckenridge (photo credit: Red, White & Blue Fire)

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (KDVR) — Two people are trapped after a trench collapsed near Breckenridge on Tuesday.

Red, White & Blue Fire was called to a trench collapse involving two people at 206 Sallie Barber Rd. around 4:15 p.m. The location is in unincorporated Summit County in the Breckenridge area.

Summit Fire & EMS and Summit County Sheriff’s Office are also on scene assisting in the rescue. Crews are working on extricating the victims from the collapse.

According to Amanda Seidler with the Red, White & Blue Fire District, a contractor was installing utilities for a new housing development in the area where the trench collapsed.

As of 7:07 p.m., rescue efforts continued.

Seidler said once rescue efforts were finished, the scene will be turned over to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for a workplace accident investigation.

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