Man killed in industrial accident at Target Distribution Center identified

Updated: Jun. 7, 2017 at 11:35 AM CDT
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The man killed Tuesday during an industrial accident in Smith County has been identified.

CID Sgt. Mike Lazarine tells KLTV that Justin Landreau, 31, of Tyler, was operating some heavy equipment and was killed, Tuesday.

Police were called to the distribution center, located in the 13700 block of Harvey Road, off of Interstate 20, near Lindale, just after 1:30 p.m. They received a report that someone was unresponsive.

According to Jenna Reck, a spokesperson for Target, Landreau was not a Target employee, but a contractor who was working on the building.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and they are waiting for autopsy reports to come back. OSHA is involved in the investigation.

No one else was injured in the accident.

Landreau was described as a dedicated father and a hard worker by those who knew him.

"He was a hard worker, he was so proud of his family he created. His boys and daughter were his world. He was a great husband and father, I could never ask for a better one. Everyone loved him," said Katrina Lynn Davis.

Landreau had three children: Alayna Kollatt, Korbin Landreau, and Kolby Landreau.

Related: Contractor killed in industrial accident at Target Distribution Center, statement released

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