The victim worked for Thompson Grading, an excavation and grading company. He was working on the trench when it collapsed on top of him, and fellow workers called a rescue team from Haralson County. Both Carroll County and Haralson County emergency managment service the area. Emergency workers from Carroll County removed the body.
Channel 2 Action News reported seeing trench boxes, which are used to secure the walls of the hole, at the site. The Georgia Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.