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Baltimore fire officials say no barriers in place to keep deep trench from collapsing and killing wo

Wednesday, June 6, 2018  
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Baltimore fire officials say no barriers in place to keep deep trench from collapsing and killing worker

Source: The Baltimore Sun - Wednesday, June 6, 2018

By: Yvonne Wenger, Christina Tkacik and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs

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Baltimore Fire Department officials said Wednesday that a deep trench that collapsed around a 20-year-old construction worker did not have protective shoring to stop the muddy earth from caving in.

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health office is investigating the conditions that led to the death Tuesday of Kyle Hancock in the 2000 block of Sinclair Lane in the city’s Clifton Park neighborhood, agency spokeswoman Theresa Blaner said Wednesday. She declined to comment further. She said she would not speculate on what investigators might find.