Two Landscapers Die in Trench Collapse

October 3, 2014

Two landscaping workers digging a ditch for a drainage pipe in Morris County, N.J., were killed when the trench collapsed, according to

One worker became trapped when the 10-foot-deep trench gave way. Another worker attempted to save him and also became trapped, the report says. A third worker became trapped up to his legs, but was able to escape.

The two men in the trench were trapped for “several hours” before rescue workers recovered their bodies.

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