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Manhole collapses on workers

Manhole collapses on workers
By: Heartland News

NEW MADRID, Mo. - A manhole collapsed and injured two city workers in New Madrid Friday.

The collapse happened on the corner of Kingshighway and Route U in New Madrid just before 9 a.m.

Another worker was injured after the rescue attempt.  One man was buried up to his neck in dirt. 

All the workers were treated and released from local hospitals.

City Administrator John Gilbert said the city would re-evaluate its safety policies and use of safety equipment.

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