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Trench collapse in Dubuque leaves one dead

City of Dubuque

A person is dead after a construction site trench collapse in Dubuque.

This morning, the Dubuque Fire Department responded to an apartment building construction site on Lake Ridge Drive, around 8:30 am.

A person was trapped in the trench under roughly eight feet of soil. Workers and firefighters attempted to dig them out.

The person was recovered and found dead around 9:45 am. Fire crews and police remained on the scene for a couple hours to secure the site.

No other injuries were reported and the investigation is ongoing.