Over the last week, one man has died and another man was injured, at the Synergy Park development area on FM 349 near Kilgore. Police say 53-year-old Martin Torres, a Mexican national, was working on top of the beam framework of a building, when he was trying to get down on a lift. He was wearing a harness, but was not tethered.
He slipped, fell 28 feet and hit a concrete floor. He died later at Kilgore's Laird Hospital. Another man fell under the same circumstances a week earlier, but did not have serious injuries.
OSHA is investigating.