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Man dies after being crushed by steel plate while working on trench in Florida

Posted: 2:13 PM, Jun 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-24 15:13:13-04
Man dies after being crushed by steel plate while working on trench in Florida

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A construction worker in Florida was killed after being crushed by a large steel plate while working in a trench.

The Clearwater Fire Department responded to a trench rescue call at about 1 p.m. Monday.

Authorities say a man in his 20s was working below grade in a trench when a large steel plate used for stabilizing the trench struck and crushed him.

He was working on part of the Clearwater stormwater project, and Keystone Excavators Inc. is the city's contractor for the project.

This story was originally published on WFTS .