Worker dies in trench collapse in Allegan County

Allegan County
A photo of a trench collapse that killed a construction worker in Casco Township on Aug. 19, 2020. (Courtesy of the South Haven Area Emergency Services)

A photo of a trench collapse that killed a construction worker in Casco Township on Aug. 19, 2020. (Courtesy of the South Haven Area Emergency Services)

CASCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a worker has died in a construction accident in Allegan County.

It happened around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday on Lakeshore Drive in Casco Township, north of South Haven.

Crews say the construction worker was buried in a trench collapse. At the time, the person was working on underground utilities at a new construction site about 12 feet below the surface, according to the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office.

Other workers were able to get the person out of the trench before emergency crews arrived. But the worker died at the scene, according to deputies.

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