The 43-year-old worker was digging in a 10-foot ditch on Monday when the walls of the trench collapsed burying him, said the Woodbury police said in a statement on their Facebook page.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His name was not released pending family notification.
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Police said there was no trench safety box in place. The accident was under investigation.
With the Associated Press