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Worker dies in trench collapse at Iowa construction site

A worker died Friday morning at a Dubuque, Iowa, construction site after becoming buried when a trench collapsed. His body was recovered over an hour after the incident.

A worker died Friday when he became buried after a trench collapsed at an Iowa construction site.

The accident was reported just before 8:30 a.m. at an apartment building construction site in Dubuque. Firefighters arrived to find the victim's co-workers trying to dig through as much as 8 feet of soil, the fire department said in a news release. Rescuers recovered the worker's body at 9:46 a.m.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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