ROSTRAVER TWP. (KDKA) — One person is dead after a trench collapse in Westmoreland County.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of Country Drive in Rostraver Township.

Crews were on the scene due to drainage problems in the neighborhood.

A 60-year-old worker was in the trench, on a ladder, when a portion of the wall not protected by a trench box gave way and landed on the man.

The ladder went down into the trench, along with a massive amount of dirt, and the man was buried.

Attempts were made to resuscitate the man, to no avail.

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