Man dies after retaining wall collapses in Utah

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SANDY, Utah –Unified Police confirm a man was killed Friday after a retaining wall collapsed.

According to UPD, a 42-year-old man suffered fatal injuries after the wall collapsed. Police said they received a call for an industrial accident at 2 p.m.

Detectives are on scene and investigating near 2800 Ksel Drive in Sandy.

Several subcontractors at the scene told police they were working on a retaining wall when the ground gave way, causing the wall to fall and kill the man.

Police said they are still working to stabilize the area to make it safe for crews to investigate and to extricate the victim.

Friday night, police were taking turns keeping an eye on the scene because first responders were not able to retrieve the man’s body before dark.

An officer manning the post said he and firefighters took a look at the trench around 7 p.m. and saw the ground was mostly sand, continually giving way.

The identity of the deceased has not yet been released, pending notification to his family.

This article was originally published by fellow CNN affiliate KSTU. It is used here with permission.

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