A plumber was killed when a soil collapsed onto him after he dug a trench underneath a residence Thursday afternoon.

Flower Mound police and fire crews were called to a potential rescue at the home in the 6300 block of Eagle Creek Drive. However, once crews arrived at the scene they were unable to communicate with Christopher Corbet, who was eventually pulled from the trench.

Corbet, 45, had worked for Enco Plumbing since 2013, according to owner Eric Neal. Corbet's family tells WFAA he leaves behind a wife and four children.

Enco Plumbing released a statement to WFAA following the incident:

Today Enco plumbing and its men and women, lost an employee, much more than an employee he was a good family man, a good co-worker and like a son to me. He was an upbeat young man that was very much into his work, very professional and had been practicing plumbing and was licensed by the state of Texas as a Journeyman plumber. His skill set in plumbing was very high and he was very knowledgeable. He was a very good employee and a leader. He spoke a lot of his children and his wife. He always looked forward to completing his tasks and getting home to see them. We have lost so much today I would not know where to start. Not only is this the saddest day of Enco plumbing but it’s the saddest day of my life. The world has lost a very good human being. May all the prayers help with this loss.

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