Worker Dies in Soil Collapse

Jan. 9, 2024
Hole collapses during septic tank installation.

A worker on a crew installing a septic tank was buried when excavated soil collapsed into the hole he was working in.

According to a report on PIX11, 38-year-old Lauro Pacheco was found dead at the bottom of the hole after a five-hour search by rescue workers.

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