One Dead In Kilgore Construction Accident

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.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.