- Associated Press - Friday, January 15, 2016

NEW LEBANON, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a trench has collapsed on a man near a Hudson Valley home, killing him.

New York State Police say the Lebanon Valley Fire Department was called to the home on state Route 5 in New Lebanon in Columbia County on Thursday afternoon.

Troopers say 38-year-old Jesse Finley, of New Lebanon, was helping a family member install footing drainage around the home. Police say he was inside an 8-foot-deep trench when the sides collapsed, burying him.

Police say Finley was pronounced dead at the scene despite rescue efforts by his family and emergency responders.


Information from: Register-Star.

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