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2 employees killed after building trench collapses in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two employees had been killed Friday afternoon when a building trench collapsed in St. Paul.

The St. Paul Hearth Division says the collapse occurred round 3 p.m. in a building zone on the 700 block of Mount Curve Boulevard, close to the Mississippi River within the Highland Park neighborhood. 

Whereas fireplace crews responded rapidly to the scene, it was too late to safe the ditch and save the employees who’d been buried underground.

“We really feel horrible for the victims when something like this occurs,” stated Assistant Hearth Chief Matt Simpson. “We prepare for this each single day … Sadly, time was not on our aspect to make that distinction at present.”   

Lahens St. Fleur watched as dozens of first-responders flooded the road close to his dwelling. He and others had been heartbroken for the employees and their households.

“I am simply very, very unhappy that this occurred,” he stated. “My coronary heart actually goes out to these individuals.” 

Hearth officers say that the primary sufferer was recovered round 9:30 p.m., and the second at 2:30 a.m. The names of the 2 employees have but to be launched. 

No different accidents had been reported.

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