HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – A homeowner in Highlands Ranch was taken to the hospital on Thursday morning after losing consciousness while he was installing a window well. Rescue crews from South Metro Fire Rescue were called to a house on Desert Willow Road and were able to remove the man from a trench, even with concerns that a pile of dirt could collapse in that hole.
Investigators say the man was putting an adhesive on when he passed out.
Update – Additional photos show the limited space firefighters had to treat the victim while worrying about the trench collapsing. Firefighters were sticking to the foundation after touching the tar-like adhesive while rescuing the person. pic.twitter.com/NTGaTTbn81
— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) July 16, 2020
The victim was later described as being in serious condition.