North Carolina Man Dies When Ditch Collapses

A North Carolina man working on a ditch in Gulfport died Thursday night when the ditch collapsed. The incident happened around 6:30pm at a construction site off Klein Road.

Eleazar Casiano, 20, died from blunt head trauma. He and his crew were helping install a new sewer line in the area. Two other workers escaped.

According to Coroner Gary Hargrove, the ditch walls were not properly braced. The crew worked for Big Warrior Corporation out of Cleveland, Alabama.