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Contractors Freed After Dirt Cave-In At Home Construction Site In Sylva

New details on the cave-in and rescue on Tuesday in Sylva. First responders got the call for help at about 11am Tuesday when two contractor employees became trapped while performing foundation work on a house on Savannah Drive near Mark Watson Park. As the workers dug down about six feet to seal an underground wall, the dirt began caving in. Both workers were buried up to their waists, according to Fire Chief Mike Beck. The Tuckaseigee Water and Sewer Authority brought in heavy equipment to help in the effort to free the men. The men were trapped for almost an hour before being freed.

Andy Rogers

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.
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