OSHA Probes Trench Collapse


Investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration continued looking for causes of a deadly trench collapse that left one man dead and another seriously injured in Reno.
Clayton Gregory, 20, of Redding, Calif., died in the cave-in
Tuesday afternoon.
Travis Cruz, 39, remained hospitalized Thursday in critical
condition.
Authorities said Cruz's heart and breathing stopped during the
collapse but medical personnel revived him.
"We don't know how long it took to dig him out or how long he
was without oxygen," Tom Cruz, the worker's brother, said
Wednesday at Washoe Medical Center. "We were told they did CPR on
him a couple times and got him to respond."
A third worker, Anthony Smith, 29, was trapped for about four
hours, but suffered only a sprained ankle.
The men all worked for Western States Equipment and Bobcat
Service. The crew was installing a storm drain pipeline at
Somersett Golf Course when the sides of the trench gave way.


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