Worker dies after trench rescue at Dundalk wastewater treatment plant

Worker critically injured at Dundalk wastewater treatment plant

DUNDALK, Md. (WBFF) - A worker at a major wastewater treatment plant has died Monday while digging a trench.

The worker was stuck in a 20-foot-deep trench at the Back River Treatment Plant in Dundalk, reported Baltimore County Fire Department.

The fire department said the worker "was struck by a piece of equipment" at about 12:09 p.m.

Officials did a confined-space rescue to free the worker.

The worker was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview with life-threatening injuries. Officials said later in the afternoon that he had died.

A worker was also injured at the plant three years ago after falling into a pit.

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