A construction worker was lost his life when a trench collapsed and he was buried under 10 feet of dirt in the Hudson Valley.

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On Monday, the Town of Woodbury Police Department confirmed they are investigating the death of a 43-year-old male who died when a trench collapsed on him while working in the Woodbury Villas, a development located in Central Valley.

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The construction worker was digging in a ten-foot ditch, with no trench safety box in place, when the walls of the trench collapsed, burying the man, according to police.

The 43-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene by the Orange County Medical Examiners Office, according to the Town of Woodbury Police Department. His identity is being withheld at this time pending all next of kin notifications.

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