Man buried alive in trench at Pa. construction site; 1 worker hospitalized

12/17/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

York County, PA– A man was buried alive at a construction site in Newberry Township for more than 12 hours in a hole about 15 feet deep. The fatal construction accident occurred in the 700 block of Old Trail Road near the Newberry Commons Shopping Center on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, as reported by WPMT.

Rescue crews worked for 12 hours to free the body of the victim, Jory Raber III, 20, of Etters, who was trapped inside a collapsed trench. At around 6:45 a.m., rescue crews removed his body and took it to the morgue at York Hospital.

Raber was reportedly one of two men who became trapped while working in the 15 to 20 foot trench. The other worker, who remains unidentified, was trapped up to his waist in dirt.

The other worker was flown by helicopter to Hershey Medical Center for treatment. He is expected to survive.

Investigations are underway. Officials with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are expected to investigate the fatal construction accident.

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