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1 killed in trench collapse at wind farm in Thurston County

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THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. -- One person was killed when a trench collapsed Thursday at a wind farm in Thurston County.

According to the sheriff's office, two employees were working at the Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project when a trench collapsed on top of them. Crews rescued one person who was partially buried. The other person was completely covered and died.

Authorities said the trench was being built near a logging road. The project is slated to add wind turbines to the wind farm.

No further details have been released about the victims.

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