PHOENIX – Two construction workers in Phoenix died on the job in the past week, authorities said.
The most recent death occurred Saturday, when a worker was killed in a trench collapse.
Phoenix police said the 42-year-old man, whose identity was not immediately released, was working on a 5- to 6-foot-deep trench at a planned Harkins movie theater in west Phoenix when the trench collapsed and he fell in around 3 p.m.
The man, who was partially covered by dirt and concrete, was pronounced dead at the scene, Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Joel Tranter said.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified of the incident.
On Tuesday, Francisco Lugo, 20, was crushed by a pipe at a different west Phoenix work site.
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