Police: 1 killed, 2 injured in Huntsville trench collapse

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – At least one person is dead and two hurt when a trench collapsed Thursday at an Alabama construction site in Huntsville.

Huntsville Police told al.com that the accident happened about 1 p.m. while workers were installing a storm pipe in John Hunt Park, south of Joe Davis Stadium.

Police told WHNT-TV that emergency crews rescued two people with injuries described as not life-threatening. A third person was killed in the collapse.

All three were City of Huntsville Public Works employees.

The Department of Public Works has been doing site work around the stadium to prepare it for a new facility that will replace the stadium.

The completion of the facility is set for fall 2022.

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9/2/2021 3:18:13 PM (GMT -5:00)

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