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Man dies after trench collapses at Kentucky construction site

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RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - A coroner in Kentucky says a 38-year-old man died in a construction accident at a site where a retail store is being built.

Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison identified the man as Loren Richmond of Richmond. 

Richmond was working in a 14-foot trench when it collapsed. 

Madison County Emergency Management Service said the accident was reported shortly before 11:30 a.m. Monday.

More than 40 first responders used heavy equipment to get to Richmond. 

No one else was hurt.

It's still not clear what caused the trench to collapse. Cornelison says Richmond police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.

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