A Somers worker, involved in a work-related accident at Somers Intermediate School, was taken by helicopter to a local hospital after a frightening accident.

According to reports, the incident took place in a trench behind Somers Intermediate School at 240 Route 202 where some construction work was taking place. The trench collapsed and the worker became trapped.

Although initial reports gave the impression that the worker was able to be quickly removed, the actuality was that the worker remained trapped for about 2 hours. The incident took place around noon on October 24th and the worker was removed by emergency workers around 2:00 p.m. The worker was transferred by stretcher to the waiting helicopter, which landed on school grounds.

The worker was freed with the help of firefighters from Somers and the State Police.

There is no further news about his condition or whether any life-threatening injuries were sustained at the worksite. School officials have declined to comment on the accident at this time.

The White Plains workers' compensation lawyers with Markhoff & Mittman would like to wish the injured worker a safe and speedy recovery after this frightening construction accident.