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Friend tried to rescue plumber who died in trench collapse, officials say

Monday, November 18, 2019  
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Press release

Friend tried to rescue plumber who died in trench collapse, officials say


By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor, Bill Barajas - Reporter
Posted: 8:16 PM, November 13, 2019
Updated: 10:26 PM, November 13, 2019


Houston, TX — The friend of a plumber who died Wednesday in a trench collapse tried to rescue him, according to officials.


The incident was reported about 7:30 p.m. behind a shopping center off the North Freeway near Parker Road.

 

According to Houston firefighters, the plumber and his friend were installing pipes when the nearly 7-foot-deep trench collapsed on the plumber. Officials said the man’s friend tried to use a backhoe to save him but could not get him free. The soil gave way under the backhoe and the machine tilted into the trench, officials said.

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Regards,

Melanie McKee
NAXSA Executive Director


NAXSA is an association created to promote the safe and efficient use of excavation shoring practices.

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