19-Year-Old Construction Worker Who Died in Trench Collapse Identified

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19-Year-Old Construction Worker Who Died in Trench Collapse Identified 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – (Baltimore, MD) – On Tuesday, June 5, members from the Baltimore City Fire Department Special Operations Command unit made hours-long efforts to rescue a 19-year-old construction worker that was trapped at the sight of a more than 15-foot deep trench in the 2000 block of Sinclair Lane in Northeast Baltimore.

When the fire department arrived on the scene at about 3:30 p.m., construction workers were attempting to dig their colleague out of the collapse.

“From what we were told by the other construction workers, the 19-year-old was inside of the hole working on a sewage line when dirt and debris fell on top of him,” said Chief Niles R. Ford.

The trench rescue took nearly 12 hours to conclude. Prior to sending members inside the hole to start recovery efforts, the Special Operations Command unit built a protective barrier to secure the area and set up parameters.  

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6 the construction worker was recovered and rescue operations ceased.

The 19-year-old has been identified as Kyle Hancock of Glen Burnie. The construction company that was onsite was R.F. Warder Inc.

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