Breaking News
More () »

Charlotte's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Charlotte, North Carolina | WCNC.com

3 rescued, 1 dead after trench collapse

Construction workers were trapped after a trench collapsed Wednesday in Raleigh.
Credit: WRAL

RALEIGH, N.C. — The body of a worker who was trapped after a trench collapsed near Brier Creek was recovered just before 5 p.m.

The trench collapsed around 11 a.m. at a construction site. Fire officials said four workers had been in the trench.

One of the workers was able to escape the trench on his own, authorities said. One was in the trench up to his thighs and was able to walk with assistance after being rescued. Another worker was in trapped up to his chest in the trench. 

WRAL Sky 5 footage showed him being taken out of the trench alive on a gurney around 12:30 p.m.

The body of the fourth worker was recovered shortly after 4 p.m

The trench is located by TW Alexander Drive and Glenwood Avenue.

For more on this story, visit wral.com.

More news:

Report of suspicious person at McGhee Tyson air base prompts lockdown

Watch live: House votes to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate

Injured tree worker rescued after getting stuck 40 feet above the ground

CMPD releases surveillance video of suspect car in University City murder

Help this WWII veteran celebrate his birthday by sending him cards