A construction accident in southwest Iowa has claimed a life. One person was killed and another injured in a backhoe accident this morning in the north part of Creston. The identities of the two men are not being released. The cave-in reportedly completely buried one man and the other was buried up to his shoulders.

Rescuers maintained contact with the man buried to his shoulders and he was freed after about three hours. Rescuers were unable to contact the man who was completely buried and it was later confirmed he had died. The survivor was airlifted to a Des Moines hospital where his condition is not known.