Missing worker’s body removed from collapsed trench at Wake County construction site


DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A body was removed Wednesday afternoon from a collapsed trench at a construction site near Brier Creek in Raleigh, officials said.

The collapse happened at 11:15 a.m. in the 4200 block of Corners Parkway, which is located near the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and T.W. Alexander Drive.

Four workers were trapped with one getting out on his own.

Another was pulled out around noon and he was able to walk to nearby EMS.

A third worker was freed at 12:34 p.m.

The fourth worker died. His body was removed shortly after 4:15 p.m.

Two of the workers have been transported to Duke University Medical Center. Their condition was not immediately available.

Officials on scene said the recent rains made this cave-in “extremely dangerous.”

The location is listed with a Durham address but sits inside Wake County.

D R Mozeley Construction Group released a statement to CBS 17 regarding the collapse:

On January 15, an incident occurred involving a subcontractor working on a construction site for a D R Mozeley project. Our thoughts and prayers are with the workers and their families affected by this incident. The safety of all employees and subcontractors on our construction sites is our highest priority and we are deeply committed to following all industry safety standards. We will be working with the appropriate agencies to identify the cause of this incident. We will provide more information as it becomes available.”

D R Mozeley Construction Group

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