GATLINBURG (WATE) - A worker was killed Thursday morning when a trench collapsed at the Gatlinburg Wastewater Treatment Plant, the site of a double fatality nearly a year ago.
When Gatlinburg firefighters arrived at the plant about 10:00 a.m. they found the victim in the ditch, covered in dirt and rock.
The worker had been struck from behind in the ditch collapse and died at the scene.
The victim's name has not yet been released.
The trench was dug at the site as work continued on a project that began January 9 to repair damage following a double fatal accident last April.
A concrete wall of a containment basin collapsed at the plant on April 5, killing two workers for a private contractor.
More than a million gallons of untreated sewage was dumped into the Little Pigeon River when the basin collapsed.