GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4)– The trench worker who died when a 10-foot high dirt wall collapsed has been identified. The Weld County coroner says, Jay Saxe Froshaug, 59, of Longmont, died in the incident.

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The trench collapse happened just after noon Thursday at the Poudre Ponds construction site between 25th and 35th Avenues near O Street in Greeley.

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Investigators say Froshaug was working in the trench when the dirt wall collapsed, partially burying him. He was rushed to a hospital and died a short time later.

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No one else was hurt. The incident remains under investigation.

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An autopsy will determine the manner and cause of death.


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