A contractor working on a sewer line was about 7 or 8 feet deep when the trench collapsed, Longmont Fire said.
LONGMONT, Colo. — A man died after a trench collapsed on Tuesday, Longmont Fire Department said.
The fire department said it happened around noon on Baylor Avenue.
The victim was part of a group of contractors that was replacing a sewer line, and was about 7 or 8 feet deep when the trench collapsed onto him, according to fire department acting assistant chief Scott Opie. His body was removed around 2:15 p.m.
The fire department said the victim was an 87-year-old man. His name has not yet been released.
Investigators believe the home where the trench collapsed is vacant, but are working to confirm.
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