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Identity released of trench collapse victim

OSHA workers continue probe at accident scene
Trench collapse near Buc Stadium
Posted at 9:31 AM, Apr 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-06 19:52:38-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The medical examiner's office has released the identity of the victim who died during Monday's trench collapse near Buc Stadium.

Jason Villalobos, 21, of Houston, has been identified as the victim in the accident.

Officials said crews were working on a conduit line at the time of the collapse.

An investigator with OSHA was on scene Tuesday taking pictures, and collecting soil samples. The investigator said he could not comment on the investigation.

KRIS 6 News has contacted representatives with the U.S. Department of Labor for more information on the investigation.

“At this stage, all we can do for you in writing only is to confirm that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has an open and ongoing investigation. More information will be available once the investigation is complete.”

We'll have more on the investigation as we learn about it.