Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins has confirmed the identity of the man killed today in Riverwood Plantation. 25-year-old Joshua Shane Price, of Augusta was the construction worker who died after a trench collapsed on Winterton Street. Collins said one side of the trench collapsed and filled with dirt, causing Price to suffocate.
An autopsy will be performed at the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta.
NewsChannel 6 has learned a construction worker has died after a trench collapse on Winterton Street, in the Riverwood Plantation subdivision.
The coroner says one side of the trench collapsed and filled the trench with dirt, causing the worker to be unable to breathe.
Crews are still on the scene.
The worker’s name was not released.
An autopsy will be performed at the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta either Friday or Monday.
Count on NewsChannel 6 for updates on this breaking story tonight at 5 and 6.