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LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) - Crews have recovered the body of a worker killed in the collapse of a trench being dug to connect a sewer line to a house under construction in suburban Kansas City.

Forty-nine-year-old Brian D. Allen, of Windsor, was buried in dirt and clay when the trench - about 10 to 15 feet deep - collapsed Thursday afternoon in Lee's Summit.

Lee's Summit firefighters worked more than 24 hours before recovering Allen's body Friday afternoon. The rescuers had reached the body overnight, but additional shoring had to be installed to keep the sides of the trench from collapsing again.

Police Sgt. Chris Depue says Allen and another man working with him were employed by a local plumbing company that was working for the builder.

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