Southern Civil Contracting

Starkville trench
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STARKVILLE, Miss. (The Commercial Dispatch) — The owner of a contracting company of which two workers were killed in a trench collapse in Mississippi had previously been issued 27 federal citations for safety violations. 

The Commercial Dispatch reports Shane Henderson was the president of the now-defunct Gilco Contracting when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited it in 2005 and 2008. Henderson is now the head of Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based Southern Civil Contracting.

Starkville trench
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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.