The 30-year-old man was working in a trench about eight feet deep and two feet wide on North Oeste Avenue when it fell, burying him up to his neck around 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
Firefighters used a vacuum to remove soil on top of the man, who was declared dead at 3:10 p.m., Humphrey said.
No other construction workers at the site, near Mulholland Drive and Coldwater Canyon Avenue, saw the collapse happen.
The man had been working at the same company for 10 years. His name has not been released.
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