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Man buried while digging swimming pool hole in Orange is identified

The Orange County Coroner’s Office has identified Luciano Gonzalez Munoz as the man who died Saturday, Dec. 19, while helping to dig a hole for a swimming pool in Orange.

There was no information available Friday, Dec. 25, on where Munoz, 45, lived. He was part of a crew excavating in the backyard of a home in the 6200 block of Cliffway Drive.

Munoz was initially buried shoulder deep in dirt when firefighters arrived at the backyard of a home after getting an 11 a.m. call about the soil collapse. They found his fellow workers trying to dig him out from the bottom of a hole in the ground about 10 feet deep. Munoz was able to talk but had difficulty breathing.

Firefighters took over, but, a second collapse completely engulfed Munoz. His body was recovered about five hours later.

 


Source: Orange County Register

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