N. 100 and E. 750
A 27-year-old Burlingame man was flown to a Topeka hospital after he suffered injuries in a trench collapse Monday afternoon in rural Douglas County, Douglas County Undersheriff Steve Hornberger said.
Emergency officials don’t think the man’s injuries were life-threatening, the undersheriff said. The man, Joseph Succi, was working to replace tubing on the dam of a pond at 733 N. 100 Road when dirt from the side of a trench gave way.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical and sheriff’s officers were called about 3 p.m. to the scene, about 10 miles west of Baldwin City.
Hornberger said the dirt struck Succi and pinned his legs for a short period of time. He was out of the trench when responders arrived.
Succi was flown via helicopter ambulance to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, where a spokeswoman said no information about his condition was available Monday night.
The sheriff's office is investigating whether Succi was employed by the company in charge of the construction site.