Man killed in industrial accident

By Morgan Chesky - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler Police were called to the 1000 block of East Commerce Street Saturday afternoon after an industrial accident had been reported.

This accident occurred during the off loading of sand like material from a railroad train hopper car onto a conveyor belt. During the course of this procedure a white male became trapped in the upper end of the conveyor system.

He was freed from this device by the efforts of the Tyler Fire Department personnel. The man was transported to ETMC by ambulance and pronounced dead at this hospital. Tyler Police Department has contacted OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

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