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2 workers dead after trench collapses in NJ

Posted: 7:01 PM, Oct 01, 2014
Updated: 2014-10-02 01:50:02-04

BOONTON, N.J. (PIX11) -- Two workers are dead after a trench collapsed in Boonton, New Jersey.

Officials say 4 construction workers were installing a drainage system near a farmhouse on Rockaway Valley Road at about 3:30 p.m. when one of the trench walls gave way, trapping them 10 feet below the surface.

Two of the workers were rescued immediately, but the other 2 were trapped beneath the dirt.

The body of 1 was recovered at about 6 p.m.

Authorities are still working on recovering the second body.