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Worker killed in trench collapse near Buc Stadium

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A worker was killed yesterday when the trench he was working in collapsed on top of him, KIII reports.

Firefighters were called to a private worksite on Leopard Street, right in front of Buc Stadium, where they were told a worker had been trapped when a trench caved in.

It took firefighters almost six hours to safely recover the worker’s body. He has been identified as 21-year-old Jason Villalobos of Houston.

Investigators at the local, state, and federal level are looking into the incident. We will have more details as they are made public.

If your loved one was killed on the job, contact the Corpus Christi wrongful death lawyers of Herrman and Herrman today. Our team has more than a century of combined experience holding negligent employers responsible for their careless, and we look forward to putting that experience to work for you. Contact us today by calling 361.882.4357 or reaching out online.