Construction worker buried alive when wall collapses on him


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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a construction worker was buried alive when a concrete and dirt wall collapsed on him at a commercial and residential development site in New York.

Poughkeepsie fire officials tell the Poughkeepsie Journal (http://pojonews.co/2wrmdMf ) that the wall collapsed Thursday afternoon in the Hudson Valley.

Emergency crews found one worker trapped under debris and a second man injured nearby.

Officials say the trapped worker was dead by the time rescue crews reached him 30 minutes later.

The other worker was treated at a hospital.

Officials say the 15-acre (6-hectare) construction site has been shut down as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigates the fatality.

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Information from: Poughkeepsie Journal, http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com

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