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UPDATE: Names released in Lafayette County trench accident

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Three workers were rescued from a trench after it collapsed on top of them this afternoon. 

This happened just over the Iowa border in Lafayette County, WI., near the town of New Diggings. 

Right now, we don't know exactly how the trench collapsed, but the three people were doing sewer work when it happened. 

Benjamin Wilberding was taken to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Donald Pearce was taken to Southwest Health Center for treatment, and Martin Wilberding was taken to a Madison Hospital by Air Care Helicopter. No status as to the workers conditions are being released at this time. 

The Chief Deputy tells us, the three workers were digging for a sewer line in a ditch. At first, one person was in there when part of the wall gave away. That's when the other two jumped in to help, getting trapped themselves. 

This was at a private home on Dry Bone Road in the town of New Diggings. 

Authorities say, the three were trapped for about 45 minutes.

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