Aqua Ohio Cited for Deadly Trench Collapse

Regional sewer and water utility fined $44,800 after failing to provide cave-in protection and other violations.

As he helped widen a road on Station Street in Mentor, Ohio, a 28-year-old water and sewer utility worker suddenly found himself buried beneath thousands of pounds of soil when a trench, more than 5 feet deep in which he worked, collapsed on him. Hours later, his injuries led to...

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