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Authorities: Worker dies when trench collapses

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MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a trench where a worker was replacing culverts in an Ohio city collapsed, and the worker has died.

The Marysville Fire Division said crews responded to the collapse around 12:30 p.m. Monday and found co-workers trying to dig 34-year-old Christopher McDonald out of a 20-foot trench. Marysville Fire Chief Jay Riley said the Muskingum County man was the only one in the trench when it collapsed.

Authorities said McDonald was working to relocate a waterline.

The Marysville death came just days after 43-year-old Dalbert Burton, of Laura, died in another trench collapse at a home construction site in Greene County's Sugarcreek Township.

An area resident found Burton trapped at the bottom of a 14-foot trench Saturday.

Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials are investigating both collapses.

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