TRENCH

Worker Trapped in Sand When Minneapolis Trench Collapsed

The man was trapped up to his knees in sand when the collapse happened.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Crews are freeing a worker trapped when a trench collapsed at a construction site in downtown Minneapolis. Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel says the man was trapped up to his knees in sand when the collapse happened around 8 a.m. Monday. The worker apparently was not hurt. The cause of the collapse is under investigation. Categories: Local…

Man Hurt When Trench Collapses On His Farm

David Simmer was working on laying water lines in the bottom of the trench

WILKIN COUNTY, Minn. — A man was hurt after a trench collapsed on him near Rothsay, Minnesota. Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call around 11 this morning from a rural farmstead. They say 36-year-old David Simmer was working on laying water lines in the bottom of the trench on his farm when the ground gave way. He was…

Man Killed In Trench Collapse Identified

Man Was Working On A Farm Near Richwood, Minnesota

BECKER CO., Minn. — We now know the name of a man killed in a trench collapse in Becker County on Friday. Authorities say he was 25-year-old Donovan Weber of Ogema. Weber became trapped in the trench at a farm near Richwood, Minnesota when the trench suddenly collapsed. Co-workers attempted to free him from the trench. After lifesaving efforts were…