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Man rescued from trench remains critical

Lawton_Fire and safety officials now say that the trench where a Wichita Falls man was stuck, was not properly secured with a metal box. 

Officials say that Alejandro Cabrera has had his right leg amputated and remains in critical condition following his rescue in the early morning hours of November 18.  Lawton's Assistant Fire Chief Tim Taylor says that when he arrived at the scene, he saw the metal box intended to brace the trench sitting nearby - unused.

On 7News at 10, we'll talk to Lawton Firefighters about what they have learned since the incident, and how they hope to apply it to future training.

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