Man Dies When Ditch Collapses

Posted: 3/3/2014

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A man died when the ditch he was working in collapsed in Southampton police confirm.

Police responded to a report that a person was buried alive after the ditch he was working in collapsed.  The fire department and an ambulance were also dispatched.

The victim was pulled from the dirt and taken to a local medical center.  It has not been confirmed whether the man died at the hospital or at the scene of the accident.

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

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