Man trapped after trench collapse in south St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A man has fallen into a hole and is trapped in his backyard. This is in the 3300 block of Wyoming.

He was trapped after a trench collapse and was buried up to his neck.  The fire department is working to get him out and is making progress.  The man is now buried up to his knees.  He is responding to emergency workers and is listed in serious condition.

Firefighters call this a complex situation.  They are working quickly to free the man and avoid another collapse.