HANSON, MASS. (WHDH) - A contractor working on a house in Hanson is dead after being partially trapped when the foundation fell on him, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office confirmed.

The Hanson Fire Department and Massachusetts State Police responded to a call around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday reporting a worker trapped at a construction site.

The basement of the house was in the process of being waterproofed when something happened leading to the foundation giving way, according to officials.

According to family members present on scene, the victim is Gercier Faria, 51, who moved to Massachusetts from Brazil just seven months ago. He has two grown children.

The situation remains under active investigation.

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