Gravel collapses into trench, killing worker

By The Associated Press

FORT WAYNE — A utility contractor died Tuesday after gravel collapsed into the trench he was working in, Fort Wayne fire officials said.

The man was buried in about 8 feet of loose gravel, Deputy Fire Chief Adam O'Connor said. The trench was about 20 feet deep.

The collapse occurred about 2 p.m. It took crews more than an hour to get to the worker, O'Çonnor said.

Investigators believe the man was laying pipe for a sewer line when he became trapped in the trench, O'Çonnor said.

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