Man Dies In Ohio Drainage Ditch Cave-In

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MILLERSPORT, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in central Ohio's Fairfield County say a man is dead after the walls of a 10-foot drainage ditch collapsed while he was in the trench laying tile.

Millersport Fire Chief Bill Yates says 27-year-old Mark Keller was buried when the cave-in occurred at a family farm around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The chief says three others who had been in the trench with Keller managed to get out safely.

Yates says more than 70 emergency personnel worked in shifts with buckets to clear out the dirt and clay.

Keller's body was recovered at about 1:45 a.m., according to the county sheriff's office.