Crews using a track hoe had been digging a major water line at the time of the incident, Liddiard said. Gonzalez climbed in to help level a pipe when the 6-foot-deep trench started to give way from the bottom up, and two other men climbed into the trench to help the first worker.
Gonzalez was buried up to mid-thigh. His body has been transported to the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner in Salt Lake City to determine a cause of death.
The man that broke his leg was transported to the hospital. The other man who climbed in to help was also buried to mid-thigh, and though he did not appear to be injured, he was also taken to the hospital as a precaution.