construction death

Starkville trench


STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Two workers were crushed to death by rocks in a trench collapse at the site of town homes under construction in Mississippi. 

Starkville Fire Chief Charles Yarbrough told news outlets the workers were in the trench laying pipe for sewer lines when it collapsed Tuesday morning. One worker died at the scene. The second worker was trapped for more than two hours. He was flown to a hospital in Tupelo where he later died.

Authorities in Alabama say a man doing plumbing work on an apartment complex's roof has died in a fall.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 23-year-old Taylor Curtis Gray, of Cullman.

Birmingham police told news outlets that Gray was part of a crew doing plumbing work at East Lake House on Tuesday when he fell 4 stories and landed on a second floor concrete awning. Police said he was pronounced dead on the scene just after 10 a.m.

The investigating is ongoing.