Posted: Mar 27, 2013 11:55 AM
Updated: Mar 27, 2013 6:23 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Medical Examiner's Office has identified 28-year-old Gerson Juarez-Supic as the construction worker killed in a trench accident yesterday on King George Place.
A fire official say a crew was working inside the 8 foot deep trench to uncover a utility line in the subdivision when one of the walls collapsed. The crew was working with an excavator at the site, but at the time of the accident it is believed only men with shovels were in the trench.
Juarez-Supic was possibly hit on the head by an object or a large amount of dirt during the collapse. By the time firefighters arrived his coworkers had already uncovered his body, but he was unconscious and not breathing. Firefighters called for investigators once they determined he was dead.
Another worker in the trench was taken to the hospital with a leg injury.
Officials did notify the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) about the incident.
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