Jackson Hole Fire EMS

A trench collapsed in Indian Springs on Friday afternoon, trapping and killing two men.

The victims have been identified as Juan Baez-Sanchez and Victoriano Garcia-Perez.

“This was a very tragic accident, and we extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims,” Teton County Undersheriff Matt Carr said.

The men were workers at a residential construction site at 120 S. Indian Springs Drive.

The Teton County Sheriff’s Office received notification of a trench collapse from dispatch at approximately 3:03 p.m. Friday. Jackson Fire/EMS personnel were first on the scene at approximately 3:13 p.m. and found one person deceased.

In the process of recovering the first deceased man, the additional victim was found deceased.

Baez-Sanchez and Garcia-Perez were believed to be have been working in a 12- to 15-foot-deep trench before it collapsed. The Incident Command team was responsible for recovering their bodies and the safety of responders working in the trench. The last responding units left the scene at approximately 11:16 p.m. after ensuring there were no additional victims.

According to the Teton County GIS, the construction site is owned by Wilson developer Jamie Mackay. No more details about the victims, including their ages or towns of residence, have been released.

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I too would like to know more about the lives that these men leave behind.
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