Fatal construction accident in Licking County

Local News

BOWLING GREEN TWP, Ohio–Authorities said a man was killed in a trench collapse at a construction site in Licking County.

It happened just before 10:00 a.m. Monday in the 9900 block of Honda Hills Road in Bowling Green Township.

Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said a caller reported that a man had been trapped in a ditch that had collapsed and that other workers were attempting a rescue with a backhoe and shovels.

Rescue personnel were able to partially uncover the victim, 39-year-old Drew Oswald of Baltic, and found that he was deceased.

The crew had been working on drainage for a new build when the incident occurred.

The cause of the collapse is under investigation,