OXON HILL, Md. - A construction worker died when a trench collapsed at a Prince George's County work site.
The accident happened around 10 a.m. in the 700 block of Neptune Avenue in Oxon Hill.
Officials say the victim was an adult male who was killed while performing utility work on a roadway. The county’s Tech Rescue Team was trying to free the man after he became trapped up to his chest in the trench.
The worker was pronounced dead on the scene shortly after 10 a.m.
A cause of the accident has not yet been determined. The identity of the worker has not yet been released.
Neptune Avenue, between Kenmont Road and Dunster Drive, will remained closed as crews work to recover the body.
U/D Neptune Ave - Sadly the construction worker has been pronounced deceased. PGFD Tech Rescue Team will assist authorities with recovery— Mark Brady (@PGFDPIO) July 12, 2017