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Man Dies In Mecklenburg County Trench Collapse

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(Photo by: Nichole Jaworski/CBS Charlotte)

(Photo by: Nichole Jaworski/CBS Charlotte)

MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — A man has died after a trench he was working in collapsed in eastern Mecklenburg County.

Paramedics were called to Mint Hill on Tuesday evening and pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Officials said the man was part of a crew installing a new water pipe system. The man had been lowered into the trench on a bucket in a backhoe before the walls collapsed.

The man’s name has not been released.

No other injuries were reported.


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