01/24/2013 02:34 pm ET Updated Mar 26, 2013

Grosse Ile Employee Buried Alive In Cave-In Hospitalized In Critical Condition

A Grosse Ile Township employee is in critical condition after spending nearly 14 minutes buried underground while attempting to fix a water main break near Meridian Road on the island Thursday morning.

The 56-year-old Department of Public Works employee and lifelong Grosse Ile resident became buried after the walls of a 12-foot deep hole dug to fix the water main collapsed on top of him.

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