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Published July 13, 2011, 07:27 PM

Worker Digging Brooklyn Park Trench Buried, Dies

State workplace safety investigators are trying to determine why a trench collapsed, killing a worker in Brooklyn Park.

By: Associated Press,

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — State workplace safety investigators are trying to determine why a trench collapsed, killing a worker in Brooklyn Park.

Authorities say the man was digging the trench at a public storage outlet Wednesday morning when he became buried in soil up to his shoulders and died.

Police inspector Todd Milburn tells the Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/qyt2hf ) the collapse happened about 9:15 a.m. at Public Storage.

Milburn says the man was digging the trench for a foundation when the "ground collapsed and buried him."

The man was working for a private contractor. Efforts to revive him failed.

Authorities have not yet released the man's name.

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