MINT HILL, North Carolina — Authorities have released the name of a man killed when a trench collapsed in Mecklenburg County earlier this week.
The victim in the collapse Tuesday evening was identified as 46-year-rold James Mitcham of Wingate.
Mint Hill police say Mitcham was in a trench installing a new water pipe system at a house construction site when the wall collapsed. Rescue workers said the trench was 20 feet high.
No one else was hurt.
The Occupational Safety Hazard Administration will investigate the incident.