WASHINGTON – Authorities are working to recover the body of a 25-year-old man who died after a trench collapsed in Severn, Md.
The man had been working on a home improvement project when the unsecured trench behind the home in the 1000 block of Leyton Lane collapsed around 10 a.m.
Fire officials told WTOP started as a rescue effort but then became a recovery effort.
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