Two men were freed after being trapped for hours under 15 feet of dirt in a trench in Knoxville on Thursday.
Over 70 responders were at the scene on E. Beaver Creek Driver.
The two Hispanic men were part of a crew digging to lay utility pipes when there was a dirt collapse.
Crews were able to see one man's hand move and to speak to him.
They finally got that man out, then freed the other.
The incident was a reminder of when worker Darby Patrick was buried under six feet of dirt at a construction site on Highway 58 in December of 1999.
Trustee Bill Hullander said Mr. Patrick's son was closely following the current rescue.