Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins reported that 25-year-old Joshua Shane Price of Augusta, was killed when a trench collapsed on Winterton Street.
According to WJBF, one side of the trench filled up with dirt when it collapsed. This caused Price to suffocate.
An autopsy will be performed at the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta.
The following information is provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):