By Audra Streetman

JOHNSTOWN, Colo. (CBS4) – Multiple agencies responded to a trench collapse on Friday in the Thompson River Ranch subdivision in Johnstown. Officials with Loveland Fire Rescue say there was a partial collapse around 3:45 p.m. at a home construction site in the area of River Ranch Parkway.

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Crews were still working as of 10 p.m. to remove a substantial amount of soil and water to reach a man who fell down a hole estimated to be 20 feet deep. Three other construction workers were involved in the collapse but were able to make it out safely.

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Battalion Chief Carie Dann with Loveland Fire Rescue says the crews were connecting sewer pipes deep below the foundation of a home.

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The condition of the man is not known. Officials say the operation is still considered a rescue, not a recovery.

Several agencies are assisting with the rescue, including Greeley Fire, Front Range Fire Rescue, Windsor Severance Fire Rescue, Loveland Fire Rescue and Poudre Fire Authority.

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Audra Streetman