A 25-year-old man was killed in a construction accident Monday in the Severn area when the trench he was digging collapsed on him, Anne Arundel fire officials said.
It took more than three hours for Anne Arundel and Howard County firefighters and Anne Arundel Department of Public Works crews to recover the man's body after he was buried at about 10 a.m. The Anne Arundel fire department said the man was part of a crew digging in a 7-foot-deep hole next to a home in the 1000 block of Leyton Lane when the dirt collapsed into the hole. The crew was digging the hole to build a deck adjacent to the house, Anne Arundel officials said.
Maryland Occupation Safety and Health department is investigating the incident. The man's identity has not yet been released.