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Construction worker killed in New Jersey trench collapse

Monday, March 2, 2020  
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WABC New York

Published: Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:54PM

Construction worker killed in New Jersey trench collapse

Jersey City, New Jersey (WABC) – The body of a construction worker has been recovered after he became trapped in a trench collapse at a site in New Jersey Thursday morning.

Crews were digging a large trench to replace a water line in the parking lot of Summit Plaza in Jersey City when the collapse happened around 9:30 a.m.

The 35-year-old worker, part of a small family-run business, was trapped in the hole for five hours before his body was freed.

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