One person died in a trench collapse in Iredell County Friday afternoon, according to the Observer’s news partner WBTV.
The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Old Mountain Road in Statesville, the station reported.
The Statesville Landmark & Record reports multiple Iredell County fire and rescue departments responded, after someone became buried in a hole dug by a backhoe.
Neighbors told WBTV that a backhoe flipped over and killed a man.
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Photos tweeted by WBTV from the site show the trench was located in a wooded area, not far from a body of water.