Worker, 27, buried in trench collapse in Idaho dies

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Construction WorkerA 27-year-old worker died in a trench collapse in Ashton, Idaho, on September 4.

Fernando Romero Martinez was working inside the trench at about 4 p.m. when a 10-foot line of dirt collapsed on him, according to

The newspaper reported that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident, which occurred while Martinez was installing pipe for a drainage system for Atchley Farms.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reported that Martinez was connecting a pipe when the collapse occurred. His body was recovered an hour later.

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