ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two personnel ended up killed Friday afternoon when a construction trench collapsed in St. Paul.
The St. Paul Fireplace Division claims the collapse transpired all over 3 p.m. in a building zone on the 700 block of Mount Curve Boulevard, in close proximity to the Mississippi River in the Highland Park neighborhood.
Even though fireplace crews responded rapidly to the scene, it was too late to safe the trench and help you save the workers who’d been buried underground.
“We feel terrible for the victims when nearly anything like this takes place,” claimed Assistant Fireplace Chief Matt Simpson. “We prepare for this every single single day … Sad to say, time was not on our aspect to make that variance these days.”
Lahens St. Fleur viewed as dozens of initial-responders flooded the avenue around his household. He and other folks ended up heartbroken for the personnel and their people.
“I am just very, extremely unfortunate that this happened,” he stated. “My coronary heart really goes out to individuals men and women.”
Hearth officers say that the 1st target was recovered all around 9:30 p.m., and the next at 2:30 a.m. The names of the two personnel have still to be introduced.
No other accidents have been reported.