2 dead after trench collapses at Shoreline home

The trench was for a project in a home, according to the Shoreline Fire Department. SFD is still figuring out how to recover the bodies.

SHORELINE, Wash. – Two people are dead after a ditch collapsed over them in Shoreline, according to the Shoreline Fire Department (SFD).

The collapse of the moat was reported around 3pm Monday at a housing site in the Highland Terrace neighborhood. According to the SFD, a man in his 30s and a man in his 60s were in the ditch when it collapsed.

According to public affairs officer Michelle Pidduck, at least one other worker was trying to rescue the men when the SFD arrived on the scene. The SFD deployed rescue equipment to assist the process but found none of the men showed signs of life or had a pulse, Pidduck said.

SFD interrupted the salvage mission due to the unstable ground around the trench.

The Department of Labor and Industry is conducting an investigation and then the SFD will determine the best way to recover the bodies, Pidduck said.

According to the SFD, the men were trying to get to a broken sewer pipe up a steep slope when the ditch collapsed.

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Alley Einstein

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