Crews recover body of worker killed in Bragg trench collapse
Posted July 25, 2014
Fort Bragg, N.C. — Recovery crews freed the body of a civilian construction worker who was killed Thursday in a trench collapse at Fort Bragg.
The man, whose name has not been released, was killed at about 11 a.m. Thursday when several thousand pounds of sand collapsed on him near Ammunition Supply Point. Authorities said crews had been working to install pipes for a bunker when a large rock or large amount of dirt dislodged, prompting the collapse.
Crews used buckets and their hands to try to recover the man's body on Thursday, but the operation was suspended at 9:30 p.m. The body was recovered around 5:45 p.m. Friday.
Army Criminal Investigation Command special agents are investigating the collapse.