Eastpointe worker dies after trench collapse, police say

The Detroit News

An Eastpointe employee died Wednesday after being rescued from a trench collapse in the city, police said.

The water department worker had been tending to a main break near Gratiot and Hayes when the trench collapsed at about 6 p.m., police said.

Emergency personnel extricated the man, but he later died, police said.

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The worker's name and other details were not released Wednesday night. 

The incident is under investigation, police said.