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Last Text From Worker Before Fatal Trench Collapse: “It’s Getting Deep”

“It’s getting deep,” is the text a worker sent to his girlfriend two hours before a 12-foot deep trench collapsed and killed him, according to a lawyer for his family.  James Rogers, 33, of Winchester, Ohio, died from asphyxiation and “mechanical chest compression,” according to a death certificate. Rogers sent the text which included a…

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Trench Collapse Can Be Deadly

A 31-year-old man died on a residential construction site in Coquitlam, BC, on Feb. 23 when a trench collapsed on him. The Province reported that he was digging the trench for a sewer line when the soil caved in around him. Paramedics used hand tools to free him, then attempted CPR, but he died at…

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