WINDSOR, Colo. (CBS4) – A contractor killed when a trench collapsed on top of him was laid to rest on Sunday.

(credit: Poudre Fire)

The family of Cristopher Ramirez shared somber moments with each other when remembering him. Ramirez was one of two contractors installing a sewer pipe for a new neighborhood.

Cristopher Ramirez (credit:

They died Tuesday night. Firefighters say they were buried alive after a working trench collapsed.

GoFundMe pages have been set up to help the family of Cristopher Ramirez and the family of Jorge Baez Valadez.

  1. Larry Rickman says:

    Why were there no safety measures in place in a 16 ft deep trench of raw earth. They have violated a million consruction safety rules. Who is running this operation. His wife should own that company and the owner operator should face murder charges.

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