Man rescued from 5-metre deep construction trench in Harrogate after 7-hours

A man has been rescued after falling into a 5 metre deep construction trench in Harrogate, with a multi-agency response taking 7 hours to free him.

The incident happened at just before 9am this morning (6 April 2018) on Rossett Green Lane in Harrogate. A construction worker fell and became trapped in a 5-metre deep excavation for sewerage works.

It took a response from the Police, , North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue along with specialist recovery teams from West Yorkshire.



The man was eventually freed at around 15:45 and was reported to have been in good health and not significantly injured by his ordeal.



Air Ambulance was mobilised to the scene, but not believed to have been needed


The construction area


Rossett Green Lane


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