Man dies when trench collapses at construction site in Lake Forest

- A worker was killed on Wednesday in a trench collapse at a Lake Forest construction site, authorities said.


The collapse occurred around 3 p.m. at Glenn Ranch Road and Viejo Ridge Drive, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

OCFA tweeted:


Crews initially responded to a report of a trapped worker, and began trying to determine if anyone was actually in the trench, OCFA Capt. Larry Kurtz said.
A short time later, however, fire officials determined someone was in the trench, and they were working to recover the body.
Details were not immediately available on what caused the collapse.

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