By CBSBoston.com Staff

HAVERHILL (CBS) – A Water Department employee was trapped up to his waist following a trench collapse in Haverhill on Wednesday.

It happened just before 10 a.m. on Carleton Street.

A trench collapse in Haverhill. (WBZ-TV)

The Water Department employee was alert and conscious when rescuers arrived.

The man was removed from the trench and evaluated, but declined treatment.

CBSBoston.com Staff