Texas accidents in the news: Day of December 6, 2013

Texas accidents in the news: Day of December 6, 2013

Last night, Thursday, December 5, a trench collapsed as two workers were repairing a broken water line.  The incident occurred in northwest Harris County at approximately 10 p.m. in the 17900 block of Longenbaugh.  According to reports, the workers were making repairs when the walls of the hole they were in collapsed on them.  One of the workers was trapped and died at the scene.  The other worker was supposedly able to be rescued, and he was rushed to Memorial Hermann hospital.  His condition was unreleased.

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a 22-year-old man that was killed after falling 30 feet down an elevator shaft.  On November 4 of this year, the victim was reportedly attempting to access the roof of a building in the 1000 block of south Polk Street before he fell down an open shaft from the first floor.  He allegedly sustained life-threatening injuries, which ultimately resulted in death.  A press release regarding the accident revealed that the elevator was not properly locked nor was it up to code.

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