BROOKLYN - A worker died Friday after being trapped in an 8-foot-deep trench that collapsed during construction work at a private school inBrooklyn. A Fire Department spokeswoman said the trench was being dug outsidethe Leif Ericson Day School and caved in at about 2:40 p.m.,burying the worker. Several department units are at the scene digging out thetrench. The 180-student private school, serving students from pre-Kthrough the eighth grade, was evacuated. AP wire reports contributed to this story

For Chopper 12 footage of the trench collapse, go to channel 612 on your digital cable box and select iO Extra.