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HSCO: Man dead after trench collapses on him in Cleves

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Jun 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-24 19:28:13-04

CLEVES, Ohio — One man is dead after a trench collapsed in on him at a home under construction in Cleves.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a house on Foxpoint Ridge Friday afternoon alongside the Miami Township Fire Department following a report of a man stuck in a hole. When they arrived, the sheriff's office said it appears 56-year-old Mark Hines entered a trench he had been digging with an excavator while working on the construction site.

It is not known why Hines entered the trench, but officials said the trench collapsed in on him. He was found by a Metropolitan Sewer District employee who arrived to inspect the property.

Multiple agencies, including Hamilton County Urban Search & Rescue, responded to for recovery. The sheriff's office later confirmed Hines was pronounced dead.

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