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Worker’s body found in construction trench

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Crews reached the contractor’s body around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, officials said. The man, who has been identified as Kyle Hancock, of Glen Burnie, was working on a sewer line in a more than 15-foot deep trench when the ground collapsed beneath him, creating muddy conditions, fire officials said.

RIP Mr. Hancock and thoughts to your family.

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smh...always cutting corners to save a few dollars. 

I am no OSHA or construction specialist but seems they should have had a caisson around him.

If this isn't a lawsuit .... I don't know what is....kiss...R.F. Warder Inc. goodbye.

RIP...shame. 

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I don't know whether unlawful endangerment is applicable but its feasibility should certain be investigated.

That boy shouldn't have died.

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3 hours ago, retired said:

I don't know whether unlawful endangerment is applicable but its feasibility should certain be investigated.

That boy shouldn't have died.

Too bad there's not a current or former  OSHA inspector posting here that could expand on what penalties the company will face. 

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Horrible story. Heard about it right before bed. Was happy to wake up this am and see that they recovered the body. 

RIP Kyle  and  my condolences to your family. :(

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Very sad indeed and totally preventable. 

Hoping today brought on people being fired, OSHA inspection, County inspections, fines that will shut the company down and a lawsuit that will have their heads spinning. 

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Victim identified from deadly trench collapse https://www.wmar2news.com/news/region/baltimore-city/body-of-construction-worker-found-after-trench-collapse-in-clifton-park

“Crews brought in some heavy equipment to resume work at Clifton Park just hours after an exhaustive search for a 20-year-old beneath tons of dirt ended with a recovery.”

So the company is right back to work. There was no shoring or retaining walls, which is a violation, and someone died. The company should be banned from the jobsite immediately and their contract voided. 

 

 

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12 hours ago, PinkFlamingo said:

Victim identified from deadly trench collapse https://www.wmar2news.com/news/region/baltimore-city/body-of-construction-worker-found-after-trench-collapse-in-clifton-park

“Crews brought in some heavy equipment to resume work at Clifton Park just hours after an exhaustive search for a 20-year-old beneath tons of dirt ended with a recovery.”

So the company is right back to work. There was no shoring or retaining walls, which is a violation, and someone died. The company should be banned from the jobsite immediately and their contract voided. 

 

 

I agree that they should be banned.

In fact....and I am no legal eagle....but it seems to me that this maybe a crime scene....and charges of negligent homicide could/should be filed. 

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suspended contract as is should be.....can't see how any company could send someone into a trench unprotected.

I've seen trenches that have protection in place....I still wouldn't go in them, but that's me.

 

On ‎6‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 8:58 PM, Tootsie said:

My cousin was killed in a trench accident in 2002. He was 22. The company left him in a trench unshored and went to McD to get lunch. They came back and it had collapsed. The company was sued, filed bankruptcy and then reopened another another name

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/21/us/a-trench-caves-in-a-young-worker-is-dead-is-it-a-crime.html

This happens a lot with many troubled companies.

Tragic what happened in your family...not to mention he was her only child.

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