Harford worker rescued after cave-in at bridge site

March 07, 1997

A Harford County public works employee was trapped for more than an hour yesterday when a trench at a Joppa work site caved in, the county sheriff's office said.

Philip J. Hartline, 41, of Forest Hill was working on a bridge excavation project at Magnolia and Fort Hoyle roads about 3: 45 p.m. when one side of the trench caved in and partlyburied him, said Sgt. Edward Hopkins, a sheriff's office spokesman.

Firefighters took about an hour and 10 minutes to free Hartline, who was being evaluated last night at Maryland Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Pub Date: 3/07/97

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