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Officials identify Clearfield man killed in Butler County trench collapse

Tony Raap
| Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, 2:03 p.m.

Officials have identified a sewer line worker who died Monday when a 12-foot trench collapsed on him in Butler County.

Jacob Casher, 21, of Clearfield was part of a crew working behind Shelbourne Personal Care, a nursing home, on Dinnerbell Road in Penn.

The trench collapsed just before 2 p.m., and it took emergency workers several hours to recover his body, police said.

It's unclear why the trench collapsed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

Casher worked for A Rooter Man of Pittsburgh, said Leni Uddyback-Fortson, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Labor.

The company does not have a history of OSHA violations, Uddyback-Fortson said.

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