WASHINGTON, DC — A utility worker died Wednesday morning after he became trapped up to his chest in a trench in Prince George’s County.
The man, a contractor for Sagres Construction, was performing work at the scene of a water main replacement project on Neptune Avenue, officials with Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said.
WSSC called it an apparent trench collapse.
Firefighters were called to the scene about 10 a.m. and found the man in a trench that was about 3 feet wide, Prince George’s County police said.
The man died on the scene. His name has not been released.
County police and state safety officials are investigating.
OXON HILL, Md. - A construction worker died when a trench collapsed at a Prince George's County work site.
The accident happened around 10 a.m. in the 700 block of Neptune Avenue in Oxon Hill.
Officials say the victim was an adult male who was killed while performing utility work on a roadway. The county’s Tech Rescue Team was trying to free the man after he became trapped up to his chest in the trench.
The worker was pronounced dead on the scene shortly after 10 a.m.
A cause of the accident has not yet been determined. The identity of the worker has not yet been released.
Neptune Avenue, between Kenmont Road and Dunster Drive, will remained closed as crews work to recover the body.