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One man dead and another trapped for three hours in Victoria’s west

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A man has died and a second man has suffered life threatening injuries after becoming trapped at a construction site in the state’s west.

The two men were working in a hole at a building site in the Ballarat suburb of Delacombe.

Emergency Crews were first called to the corner of Wiltshire Lane and the Glenelg Highway just after 11am.

Witness Scott told Neil Mitchell it appeared a trench had collapsed.

“There’s a new housing estate being built, they’re putting in new pipes and he’s been trapped,” he said.

“There’s a lot of emergency services, some were in the hole with him, they have an excavator there trying to dig in the hole.”

Workers on the nearby Pinnacle Housing Estate said the pair were working on a trench that was at least four metres deep.

The second man was trapped for about three hours before being flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

He has lower body injuries and is in a serious condition.

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