1 killed in trench collapse at wind farm in Washington
THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. – One person was killed when a trench collapsed Thursday at a wind farm in Thurston County.
According to the sheriff’s office, two employees were working at the Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project when a trench collapsed on top of them. Crews rescued one person who was partially buried. The other person was completely covered and died.
Authorities said the trench was being built near a logging road. The project is slated to add wind turbines to the wind farm.
No further details have been released about the victims.