Construction worker killed in Orange County trench collapse

Woodbury, New York Police Department Vehicle

A construction worker was killed when a trench collapsed on him while he was working in a residential development in the Orange County community of Woodbury, police said.

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