A tragic work place accident has killed one construction worker in Brazoria County.

The man was working in a trench to repair a cable line that had accidentally been cut by a nearby construction crew.  The man was doing repair work on the line in a 15-foot deep hole when the sides collapsed on top of him.

Authorities say the man died at the scene.  Rescue teams responded to the accident and it took over eight hour to recover the man's body.

Police are now investigating the collapse and say they do not yet know why the trench collapsed.