Man, 38, Buried Alive in Trench Collapse Outside Hudson Valley Home While Helping Family

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A 38-year-old man helping a family member install footing drainage around a Hudson Valley home died Thursday when the 8-foot-deep trench he was inside collapsed, burying him, authorities said.

New York State Police said the Lebanon Valley Fire Department was called to the home on state Route 5 in New Lebanon in Columbia County after the trench collapse.

Police said Jesse Finley was pronounced dead at the scene, despite rescue efforts by his family and emergency responders. 

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