UPDATE: Worker Killed After Trench Collapse in Mobile

UPDATE: (Tuesday 3:00 pm) – Officials with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) confirm that the worker injured has died from his injuries.  His identity has not been released at this time.

UPDATE (1:10 p.m.) – The worker has been successfully removed from the trench according to a tweet from Mobile Fire and Rescue. The name of the man injured has not been released nor the cause behind the collapse of the trench. Mobile Fire and Rescue says it happened around 11:30 a.m. The worker was digging a trench to install water lines when the it collapsed. When Mobile Fire and Rescue arrived at the scene the man was waste deep in the clay dirt inside a 6 foot hole. The man was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

UPDATE (12:45 p.m.) –  The trapped worker is a Flowerwood Nursery employee.


MOBILE, Alabama (WKRG) News 5 has confirmed at least one worker is trapped after a trench collapsed at Flowerwood nursery on Hollingers Island.

Mobile Fire Rescue says the worker is trapped waist deep and have asked for Lifelight.

Although the heavy winds may not allow the helicopter rescue to fly.

News 5 is on the scene and will bring you updates on this breaking news.

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