Over two dozen specialized fire rescue technicians worked “feverishly” to rescue an unresponsive worker trapped in a hole in Buffalo Grove Monday evening, authorities said.
The Buffalo Grove Fire Department and Buffalo Grove Police Department responded around 5:29 p.m. Monday to the 1000 block of Aspen Drive in Buffalo Grove for a rescue call.
Village officials said a person was reported trapped in a hole in the front yard of a residence.
It was reported that the victim was buried in the hole and not breathing.
Firefighters arrived and confirmed the worker was trapped in the hole and the alarm was upgraded to bring an expanded technical rescue response to the scene.
Technical rescue specialists “worked feverishly” to uncover and remove the victim from the collapse, village officials said.
The male worker was removed at 6:35 p.m. and transported by ambulance to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.
Village officials said the man’s condition was unknown.
It was believed that he was working for a plumbing company that was performing sewer work in front of the residence at the time.