Worker killed in trench collapse in Madison County


MADISON COUNTY, Ky. - The Madison County Coroner responded to the scene of a trench collapse in Richmond.

The accident happened near the intersection of Eastern Bypass and Big Hill Avenue at a construction site next to a Walgreens.

The coroner says the collapse killed 38 year old Loren Richmond of Madison County. Officials say Richmond was working for a construction company developing this land.

Crews on the scene used backhoes to dig in the area of the collapse.
Officials removed the man's body from the trench around 3 p.m.

More than 40 responders were on scene of the accident.

Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison says the trench was around 14-feet deep with large pipes in it.

Richmond Police are investigating the incident. Loren Richmond's body is being sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.

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