Two Workers Die at TX Steel Facility

Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 05:04 PM gHale

Two workers died after a large piece of equipment fell on them at the Spitzer Industries facility in east Houston.
Source: Metro Video

A second man died after an incident at an industrial facility in east Houston Thursday, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred when a large piece of equipment toppled over and pinned the two men around 9 p.m. April 4 at the Spitzer Industries facility near 105th St. and Industrial Road, Harris County Sheriff’s deputies said.

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One man died at the scene, and the second man was taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he later died, deputies said. A third person was treated at the scene.

The Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the deceased victims as Eric Rojas and Isidro Cadrea Mendoza.

The workers were moving the equipment at the time of the accident.

Deputies and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the incident.

The company is a custom steel fabricator and is based in Houston. The facility, which it calls its waterfront facility, “provides a direct link to the Houston Ship Channel, enabling worldwide shipment of large components,” the company said.



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