11/21/12 207 W, 1 I - + 2 - 6 Yesterday's Trench Collapse in Raleigh

This is a mobile phone panoramic photo of yesterday's trench collapse on Main Campus Drive, as shot from the media viewing area. News cameras was staged at the opposite end of an athletic field. The incident was also bordered by Main Campus Drive, above an embankment. See closer photos from Mike Legeros. (Closer, conventional photos. Need to take more of those panoramic ones.) See aerial photos in these WRAL and WTVD stories. Click once or twice to enlarge:

Here's my incident description: Trench collapse at construction site on Main Campus Drive near Achievement Drive. One fatality, male subject in a four-foot trench who was covered by about three feet of dirt. Dispatched about 12:30 p.m. Worker reported trapped under dirt. Additional companies and special equipment soon responded. Cary Fire Department trench rescue truck requested as mutual aid. Public Works compressor truck and two vacuum trucks special called. Crews used a backhoe and then suction equipment to move soil away from the trench. Body was recovered about 2:18 p.m. Units on scene included E20, E14, L7, L4, R3, B2, B3, HM1, SR2, C10, C71, C72, C2, USAR 7; Cary R4, B1, USAR 803, TRS1; EMS 2, M95, M93, D1, D9, T1, Chief 200, WC1.

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