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.