Man killed in ground collapse at Ruskin water plant identified

12:27 AM, Jan 3, 2014   |    comments
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Ruskin, Florida -- UPDATE: Officials confirmed the construction worker buried under soil after a ground collapse Thursday afternoon did lose his life in the accident. 

During a press conference Thursday night, officials said they recovered the worker's body, and identified him as a man named John Rose, believed to be in his fifties. 

10 News will continue with updates as they become available. 


Hillsborough County Fire Rescue is currently conducting a recovery operation after a man was killed after the ground collapsed below him at a water plant off Teco Road.

PHOTOS: Deadly ground collapse at Ruskin water plant

The northbound and southbound lanes on I-75 between mile markers 240 and 246, from the Big Bend to Sun City Center exits, were closed between 2:45 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. during the recovery attempt. They have since been reopened.

10 News has a crew at the scene and will have more information as soon it becomes available.

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