The construction site on one Starkville project became somber as two men have died following a trench collapse.

The Starkville Daily News reports that one person was killed when the trench collapsed Tuesday morning, and another was rescued following a two and a half hour effort. Unfortunately, that man died as a result of his injuries. Full story.

Both men are said to have worked for Tuscaloosa-based Southern Civil Contracting, Inc. The company is described as an insured excavation specialist in Tuscaloosa. They provide site preparation and wet soil mixing as well as other services. Southern Civil Contracting is accredited by the Mississippi State Board of Contractors.

Southern Civil Contracting is also said to provide a variety of services including the following:

  • Accessibility Construction
  • Accessibility Design
  • Backfilling
  • Barn Construction
  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Building Addition
  • Construction Document Preparation
  • Construction Project Management
  • Deck Construction
  • Deck Repair
  • Demolition
  • Design-Build
  • Dock Construction
  • Dock Repair
  • Earthwork
  • Excavation
  • Exterior Remodeling
  • Exterior Renovation
  • Fire & Smoke Damage Remediation
  • Flood & Water Damage Remediation
  • Floor Joist Construction
  • Foundation Construction
  • Foundation Inspection
  • Foundation Repair
  • Foundation Testing
  • Foundations
  • Framing
  • Gazebo Construction
  • Grading
  • Interior Remodeling
  • Kitchen Remodeling
  • New Building Construction
  • Outdoor Structure Construction
  • Outdoor Structure Repair
  • Outdoor Structures
  • Prefabricated Housing Construction
  • Ramp Installation
  • Residential Building
  • Residential Construction
  • Residential Remodeling
  • Residential Renovation
  • Rough Carpentry
  • Seismic Retrofitting
  • Septic Drain Field Installation
  • Shed Construction
  • Shed Repair
  • Shoveling
  • Skylight Installation
  • Stair Framing
  • Stairs and Railing
  • Story Addition
  • Structural Rot Removal and Repair
  • Structural Stair Repair
  • Trenching
  • Truss Construction and Installation
  • Unfinished Space Conversion

Details surrounding the trench collapse have not yet been released. However, a look into the company's rating with the Better Business Bureau indicates an A+ rating.

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