Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A 60-year old worker killed when a trench collapsed at 210 Country Drive in Rostraver Township, PA

Worker killed in trench collapse in Rostraver

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

4:35 PM
May 22, 2017

A worker was killed today after a trench that was being worked on at a home in Rostraver collapsed Monday.

Westmoreland County deputy coroner Joshua C. Zappone confirmed that the worker had been killed in the incident.

A supervisor at Westmoreland County's emergency dispatch center said the worker had been flown from the scene by helicopter after the trench collapsed shortly before 3:30 p.m. at a home at 210 Country Drive.


A worker was killed when a trench collapsed in Westmoreland County on Monday.

Investigators said the victim is a 60-year-old man who was working in the trench along County Drive in Rostraver Township.

Officials said crews were installing pipe in the ground at the time. A safety box was in place when the incident happened.