Coroner: Man Dead in Camden Trench Collapse

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Camden, SC (WLTX) -- The Kershaw County Coroner says a man has died in a trench collapse Friday afternoon. 

The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Juan Penaloza.

The incident happened just before noon on Ancrum Road in Camden.

Authorities say Penaloza was working on a sewer and water line project in a trench about 10 feet deep when it collapsed.

The Camden City Manager says the crew did not have the proper safety support to secure the walls in place. 

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death. 

 

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