1 worker dead, another rescued after trench collapse

Oct 10, 2017

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Authorities say a trench collapse in western Michigan has left one worker dead and one rescued. Wyoming Fire Chief Chuck Lark said firefighters were called about 2 p.m. Monday to a residence where the collapse occurred. 

When they arrived, one man was waist-deep in dirt, rescued and transported to a hospital while the other was completely covered. First responders were working Monday afternoon to recover the body. Lark said it appeared the workers were digging a sewer line as deep as 20 feet from a home. 

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent investigators to the scene south of Grand Rapids.