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Man Trapped in Cary Trench Dies

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A team of rescue workers from Cary and Morrisville worked for two hours Tuesday to free a trapped construction worker. (WRAL-TV5 News)
CARY — The man who was trapped earlier this month in a Cary construction trench died in a hospital early Friday morning.

Mark Swartwood, 33, became trapped for two-and-a-half hours after the walls of the trench collapsed from days of soaking rain. He was virtually buried in mud as rescue workers struggled to free him.


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