Worker dies after Texas City industrial accident

February 13, 2012 7:37:36 AM PST
Authorities say an industrial accident at a Southeast Texas port has killed a worker.

A coroner says an autopsy has been scheduled Monday for 26-year-old Virgel James Stoker.

The Galveston County Daily News reports the accident happened Saturday night at the Port of Texas City, at a Dallas Group of America Inc. site.

Homeland Security coordinator Bruce Clawson says investigators are trying to determine the cause of the accident. Clawson says Stoker was working on equipment used to package products. Stoker was taken to a Texas City hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A message left Monday with a spokesman for New Jersey-based Dallas Group of America was not immediately returned to The Associated Press.

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