Worker killed in Virginia trench collapse was Maryland man

Virginia

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a worker killed at a construction site in Virginia was a 30-year-old Maryland man.

The Fairfax County Police Department says Jonathan Spencer Canales was killed Friday afternoon when he and another man were working in a 6-foot-deep plumbing trench at a home and a trench wall collapsed.  

The Washington Post reports that the other worker, whose name wasn’t immediately released, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A preliminary police investigation and a review of evidence by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined that the wall collapsed while workers were trying to shore up another part of the trench.

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