Body recovered after trench collapses in Cobb neighborhood

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A person was killed Friday after becoming trapped in a trench in Smyrna, officials said.

The person was completely buried when fire crews arrived at a home in the 2100 block of Wells Drive, the fire department said. Rescue efforts were initiated and the body was recovered. Officials confirmed the victim died at the scene.

Authorities told Channel 2 Action News that a worker was doing repairs on the home when the foundation and a wall collapsed, burying the victim.

The identity of the victim has not been released. Authorities have not told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution how the victim became trapped.

The incident remains under investigation.

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