One person injured after trench collapse in South Austin

A man is recovering from life-threatening injuries tonight after the trench he was in collapsed in South Austin.

One person was injured after a trench collapsed in South Austin at in an industrial area near Flagstone Terrace Condominiums.

Austin-Travis County EMS said one man was transported from the 6900 block of Deatonhill on Saturday morning.

The man, in his 30s, was transported to St. David's South Austin in critical life-threatening condition. Around 2 p.m. Saturday, Austin police said the man was in stable condition.

Officials said the man was reportedly working underneath a structure to fix a plumbing issue when sandbags collapsed into a tunnel.

Austin Police are investigating.  

We will update this story as more information becomes available. 

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