Indiana man dies in trench collapse during well construction

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BARGERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Central Indiana police say a man who was working with his son to install a well died after a trench collapsed, trapping him 15 feet below ground.

Crews worked for more than 10 hours before recovering 56-year-old Douglas Scott Abney’s body in Bargersville on Monday night.

Bargersville Fire Chief Eric Funkhouser says Abney and his son were working in a trench for a well that was under construction when it began to collapse. The Bargersville man was trapped while trying to escape and Funkhouser says the son and another person were unable to rescue Abney because the trench collapsed too quickly.

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