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NEWARK, Del. (CBS) – Crews have freed a DelDOT contractor who became trapped in a trench, Friday morning.

The incident happened on the 200 block of Old Baltimore Pike in Newark, Delaware at 10:15.

Officials say the trench was dug for drainage maintenance on Old Baltimore Pike Road and the 39-year-old man is part of a team working on road maintenance, specifically a drainage project.

The man suffered injuries to his legs, along with hypothermia.

It took crews two hours to get the contractor out of the trench.

The patient was transported to Christiana Hospital and placed in critical condition.