STERLING HEIGHS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a construction worker has died after being buried in a trench collapse in suburban Detroit.
Sterling Heights Police say workers were digging the trench when it caved in with one of them inside about 1:30 p.m. Monday. Police said the crew was using a front-end loader and removing old, underground pipes from a long-abandoned building.
Fire Chief Chris Martin says the trench didn’t appear to be properly shored up.
Martin said the trench was about 18 feet long and 4 feet wide at the top. Its depth was unclear.
The man’s name was not immediately released.
Local authorities and officials from the Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration are investigating.