Missing worker’s body removed from collapsed trench at NC construction site

Missing worker’s body removed from collapsed trench at NC construction site
Emergency responders are working to rescue workers after a trench collapse left them stuck underground, officials said. (Source: WNCN)

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A body was removed Wednesday afternoon from a collapsed trench at a construction site near Brier Creek in Raleigh, officials said.

The collapse happened at 11:15 a.m. in the 4200 block of Corners Parkway, which is located near the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and T.W. Alexander Drive.

Four workers were trapped with one getting out on his own.

Another was pulled out around noon and he was able to walk to nearby EMS.

A third worker was freed at 12:34 p.m.

The fourth worker died. His body was removed shortly after 4:15 p.m.

Two of the workers have been transported to Duke University Medical Center. Their condition was not immediately available.

Officials on scene said the recent rains made this cave-in “extremely dangerous.”

The location is listed with a Durham address but sits inside Wake County.

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