- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

MANVEL, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a construction worker has died in a trench collapse near Houston.

The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday identified the victim as 49-year-old Noe Reyes.

Investigators say Reyes on Monday was working at a site near Manvel. Crews were digging a trench, about 15-feet deep, to lay a sanitation sewer line for a new subdivision when one of the walls collapsed.

The sheriff’s office says Reyes was in the bottom of the trench when he was covered by dirt. Co-workers managed to unearth Reyes but emergency personnel were unable to revive him. Reyes died at the scene.

Federal investigators will work to determine the cause of the accident at a site about 20 miles south of Houston.

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