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1 construction worker killed, 1 injured when trench caves in

Longwood firefighters remove trapped victims

Longwood trench.
Longwood trench.

LONGWOOD, Fla. – One construction worker was killed and another was injured when a trench they were working on as part of a sewer project caved in and trapped them, according to the Longwood Police Department.

The accident happened on East Warren Avenue in Longwood around 1:45 p.m. Monday.

Crews dug a large trench in the roadway as part of a sewer project and in the process, dirt caved in and trapped the two workers.

The worker who died as a result of the accident has been identified as Kevin Jones, and the worker who was injured was identified as Christopher Tabor, according to LPD.

First responders removed the trapped workers from the trench.

Tabor was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in stable condition and has since been released, while Jones was taken to Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital, where he died.

The investigation is ongoing.