NOVI, mich. (WXYZ) - Novi officials say a 48-year-old man working to install a sump pump drainage pipe was standing in a 7 foot deep trench when dirt began falling on him.
He was flat on his back when fire crews arrived.
Two other co-workers were removing dirt that had buried him from the waste down. They say his head was not under the dirt.
He was "hard breathing" when a co-worker called 911.
Tonight the man is being treated at Bottsford Hospital where he is in serious condition. He is expected to make a full recovery. It is not known if he had other underlying health issues.
The work was being done at a home on Beck Road near 9 mile in Novi at 11:00 am Friday.