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Worker who died after trench collapse at Greeley worksite identified

The worker was in a trench when the dirt wall collapsed around him, according to police.
Credit: KUSA

GREELEY, Colo. — A worker who died on Thursday afternoon after a trench collapsed at a construction site in Greeley has been identified by the Weld County's Coroner's Office as 59-year-old Jay Froshaug.

The Longmont resident was in a trench when the dirt wall collapsed, the Greely Police Department (GPD) said. An ambulance transported Froshaug to a local hospital, where he later died.

The call to the Poudre Ponds site was for a report of an injured worker, GPD said. The site is located near the 1100 block of North 35th Avenue. 

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Anyone with information about the incident who has not been interviewed by officers is asked to contact GPD at 970-350-9605. 

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