Worker injured during excavation accident near Boeing facility

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - First responders are on scene near Boeing's Jetplex facility where an AT&T subcontractor suffered an injury while working on a trench bearing some fiber lines.

While the workers were running machinery, a worker was sent down into a hole.  While down the hole, a sidewall shifted causing the man to be entrapped for around five minutes.

The man was freed by coworkers and taken to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.

OSHA will be conducting an investigation of the incident.

WHNT News 19 has a crew on the way to the scene and will bring you the latest information on-air, on social media and on our WHNT app.