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Construction Worker Killed In Jersey City Trench Collapse

At the scene on Route 440 in Jersey City.
At the scene on Route 440 in Jersey City. Photo Credit: Anthony Johnson/ABC7

A 35-year-old construction worker died after a trench collapsed on him in Jersey City Thursday morning, authorities said.

The worker was installing a water line on Route 440 when the incident occurred around 9:30 a.m., the city's director of communications Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration was at the scene as of 12:40 p.m.

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