MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — Crews rescued a man who fell down into a 10-foot deep trench Tuesday afternoon in Murfreesboro.

The incident happened around 2:15 p.m. on Johnson Street.

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Murfreesboro police reported witnesses said the worker was walking backward while guiding a dump truck that was backing up when he fell into the trench.

Firefighters with Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department used a 16-foot ladder to climb into the trench where they placed the injured man onto a spine board to stabilize him.

First responders loaded the victim into a Stokes basket and walked to the shallow end of the trench to get him out.

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He was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

The construction company, a contractor for Murfreesboro Water Resources Department, was working on a sewer rehabilitation project on Johnson Street, just off Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. (formerly Mercury Blvd), when the incident happened.