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FATALITY: TRENCH COLLAPSE

Recovery of deceased workman delayed because of ongoing stability risk

It has been reported by the West Somerset Free Press that a 45-year-old man has died whilst excavating a trench on farmland. The trench is believed to have collapsed at about 5pm on Tuesday 8th November.

Emergency services attended the scene but the workman was declared dead by paramedics. A police spokesman said rescuers faced particularly difficult conditions and the recovery effort was delayed until the following morning. The spokesman added:

“Because of concern about weather conditions and stability of the site, the body was left overnight pending the arrival of a specialist construction team to assist the fire service” 

HSE and Police are investigating the death.

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