Construction worker buried alive when wall collapses on him
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. —Authorities say a construction worker was buried alive when a concrete and dirt wall collapsed on him at a commercial and residential development site in New York.
Poughkeepsie fire officials tell the Poughkeepsie Journal that the wall collapsed the afternoon of Aug. 3 in the Hudson Valley.
Emergency crews found one worker trapped under debris and a second man injured nearby.
Officials say the trapped worker was dead by the time rescue crews reached him 30 minutes later.
The other worker was treated at a hospital.
Officials say the 15-acre construction site has been shut down as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigates the fatality.
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