Jared Petruska accident: Jared Petruska Wayne NJ death happened after a New Jersey city construction accident on February 27, 2020 at about 9:30am.
The beloved 35-year-old construction worker became trapped in a trench collapse at a site during the New Jersey city construction accident.
The project involved replacing a water line for a sprinkler system that goes to the apartments in Society Hill.
Crews were digging a large trench to replace a water line in the parking lot of Summit Plaza in Jersey City when the collapse happened around 9:30 a.m.
The 35-year-old worker, part of a small family-run business, was trapped in the hole for five hours before his body was freed and recovered.
He was buried up to his chest in dirt, mud and debris, and officials said he did not survive.
Jared Petruska, according to reports, leaves behind a pregnant wife. He was reportedly working with his father and brother, when the accident occured. His dad and brother were visibly distraught at the scene.
The cause of the collapse is under investigation, and it is unknown if the windy or rainy weather played a role.