A tragic industrial accident in Northeast of Houston, Texas, fatally injured a worker Wednesday afternoon when a part of an oil rig fell on him. The incident occurred in the 7000 block of Winfield Road where he was working Wednesday afternoon, according to a tweet from Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
HCSO units responded to an industrial accident at the 7000 blk of Winfield Rd, near Suburban Rd, in the Humble area. An adult male was working on an oil rig when the back of the rig fell and landed on the male. The male was confirmed deceased on scene. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/hbB1ucGxoW
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) July 21, 2021
Another worker was transported to a nearby hospital to treat his shoulder injury. According to authorities from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, they said there were about six or seven people working on the site when the incident happened.
Our Houston industrial accident lawyers at Morrow & Sheppard LLP will follow up with any updates to the investigation as information becomes available.