TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) – A man working on a power-line project in southwest Colorado died after he fell into a deep trench and severe weather delayed rescuers.
San Miguel County authorities say Frank Panucci of Florence was working on a mesa Monday when he fell. They say the walls of the trench he fell into collapsed in on him.READ MORE: Levitt Pavilion To Host Free Concerts Again This Summer: 'Healing Power Of Music'
Authorities say rescuers couldn’t immediately reach Panucci because of severe lightning in the area. The coroner said he was dead when crews reached him under the dirt and debris.READ MORE: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Searches For Person Who Threw Dog From Car Window On I-76
Rescue crews had to wait until Tuesday to recover Panucci’s body because of bad weather.MORE NEWS: Denver's NAACP Chapter To Host Hour-Long Virtual Discussion Following Derek Chauvin Verdicts
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