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Utility contractor dies in trench collapse

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - A utility contractor installing a sewer line near Hamilton Park Tuesday afternoon died after gravel collapsed into the trench.

It happened just before 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Crews were working along Fraklin Avenue and Huffman Street. The road was closed at the time.

FWFD Deputy Chief Adam O'Connor said it took his crews more than an hour to get to the worker.

Kayla Crandall

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