Trench collapse kills man in Kentucky

Trench collapse kills man in Kentucky
Posted at 9:56 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 17:16:28-05

LEXINGTON, KY (WKYT/CNN) - We now know the name of the worker killed in a trench collapse in Kentucky. The coroner says Loren Richmond was working for a construction company developing land in Madison County.

The trench was around 14-feet deep with large pipes in it when the collapse happened. Crews on the scene used backhoes to dig in the area of the collapse. They were able to find and remove the 38-year-old man’s body.

More than 40 responders were on the scene of the accident.

"As you can see the different vehicles from several agencies came to make sure we didn't get anybody else hurt,” said Jimmy Cornelison, Madison County coroner. “We do have the subject out and I will be taking him to Frankfort for an autopsy to understand his injuries."

Richmond police are investigating the incident. And there is no word on what caused the trench to collapse.

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