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Person pronounced dead after trench collapsed in midtown

TUCSON – A person that was stuck in a construction trench on Tuesday afternoon has died, according to a TFD official.

First responders were dispatched to Stone Avenue, south of River Road. Authorities say the trench collapsed at the construction site.

According to TFD, one firefighter sustained non-life threatening injuries in connection to the incident. Authorities say another firefighter was treated in connection to a medial-related issue. Both firefighters are expected to make a full recovery, TFD said.

OSHA representatives are currently investigating the cause of the incident.

No further details have been released at this time.

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Posted by News 4 Tucson – KVOA on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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