- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a 27-year-old construction worker died when a trench collapsed and buried him in Portland.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/ikRgKi ) the collapse happened Thursday morning while workers were installing a sewage line at a Portland home.

Authorities say the man had been working at the bottom of an 11-foot deep trench and was outside the temporary walls created to prevent collapse when it caved in.

Portland Fire and Rescue officials say the man had been working for TC Excavating for a little over a year.

It wasn’t clear what caused the trench to collapse. The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division is investigating.

Authorities haven’t named the man who was killed.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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