A construction worker has died after becoming trapped in a trench that collapsed outside a home in the Eglinton Avenue West and Caledonia Road area on Thursday afternoon.

Toronto firefighters say they were called to a home for a confined space rescue at 2:35 p.m.

The man was initially reported to be without vital signs. Firefighters reported later in the afternoon that he had succumbed to his injuries.

The Ministry of Labour has also been called to investigate the incident.