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D.C. construction worker killed in trench collapse

Posted at 5:04 PM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 17:07:27-05

A construction worker is dead after being trapped in a trench collapse this morning in Northwest DC.

He was working at a site for a new house on the 4600 block of Dexter Street when it happened. The fire department tried to free him from the 20-foot deep trench but were unable to.

Authorities say the area around the collapse was unstable, which complicated their efforts to rescue him.