EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — A Eastpointe worker has died following a trench collapse, authorities said.

The 41-year-old employee of the Eastpointe Department of Public Works died in the incident that occurred shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Deputy Fire Chief Nick Sage said.

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The man was covered with water and mud in the trench that was about to 6-7 feet deep, Sage said.

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The man was working on a water main break at the time.

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His name was not immediately released.

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