August 29, 2014
A Reno man has died at a hospital, four days after he was buried in a trench collapse at a golf course.
39-year-old Travis Cruz became the second person to die in the
accident at Reno's Somersett Golf Course.
A co-worker, Clayton Gregory of Redding, California, died in the
cave-in Tuesday. A third worker, Anthony Smith of Reno, was trapped
for nearly four hours before being rescued.
The men all worked for Western States Equipment and Bobcat
Service. The crew was installing a storm drain pipeline at
Somersett when the sides of the trench gave way.
Cruz, who suffered brain damage, was taken off life support
yesterday at Washoe Medical Center.
His survivors include three children, ages 12 to 15.