Body recovered in Fort Bragg trench collapse

Fort Bragg officials confirm a contractor has died in a trench collapse. (WTVD-TV)

Fort Bragg officials confirm a contractor has died in a trench collapse. (WTVD-TV)

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — At about 5:45 p.m., July 25, recovery crews freed the body of a civilian contractor killed during a construction accident at Fort Bragg’s Ammunition Supply Point.

The name of the worker will be withheld until formal notification of next of kin is made.

“We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the man who died in this accident and extend our thanks to our off-post partners who worked tirelessly and professionally in some tough conditions,” said Benjamin Abel, Fort Bragg spokesman.

Fort Bragg Fire and Emergency Services partnered with emergency management organizations from across central North Carolina, particularly the Fayetteville Fire Department’s Collapse Search and Rescue team, to conduct a safe and deliberate recovery operation.

The accident occurred shortly after 11 a.m., July 24 when walls of a construction trench caved in on the worker.

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