Services held for man killed in trench collapse, memorial fund established

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LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Funeral services for a man killed while working in a trench in Lee's Summit, Mo., will be held Wednesday.

Services for Brian D. Allen, 49, of Windsor, Mo., will be held at the Assemblies of God Church in Windsor. Burial will be at the Hickory Point Cemetery in Green Ridge, Mo.

Allen was killed Thursday, Oct. 24, while working in a trench that was about 17 feet deep in the 1000 block of SW Drake Circle where a number of homes were being constructed in Lee's Summit, Mo. Allen was connecting a sewer line from a house to a city sewer line when the earth caved in.
Brian Allen

Crews worked for more than 24 hours to recover his body.

"We could have never dreamed that it would take us this long, but I think our commitment is that we're going to get it right no matter how long it takes us," said Sgt. Chris Depue. "They talk about the technical and the complexity of it. For every four feet that they dig, they're required to shore that again with another four-panel."

Allen is survived by his wife, Angela Dawn Allen, and three children.

Allen did not have life insurance at the time of his death. A memorial fund has been established to help with funeral expenses. Contributions may be made in care of the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor.

Brian Allen

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