Man killed when part of oil rig fell on him in NE Harris County, sheriff says

ByCourtney Carpenter KTRK logo
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Worker killed when part of oil rig falls on him, sheriff says
An investigation continues into the death of an industrial worker, but here's what we know so far

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A worker is dead and another one is injured following an industrial accident in northeast Harris County.

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon in the 7000 block of Winfield Road where a man was working on an oil rig when the back of it fell on him, according to a tweet from Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

A Harris County sergeant on the scene told ABC13 the man who died was in his late 30s.

Authorities also said there were about six or seven people working on the site when the accident happened. A second man was injured in the accident. He was taken to the hospital with a shoulder injury.

The investigation into how this happened is ongoing.