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A 20-year-old Worker Dies in Wolfforth, Texas, in a Construction Accident

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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On Friday, July 7, 2017, 20-year-old Dillon Juarez was allegedly killed in a construction accident in Wolfforth, Texas. Juarez was employed with Allen Butler Construction and was working at a site near Highway 62 and Private Road 1320. According to Chief Rick Scott with the Wolfforth Police Department, Juarez fell into the path of machinery and was killed. The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has opened an investigation into the fatal workplace accident, which is standard procedure.

The Wollford Police Department provided a few details on this industrial accident that took place along Marsha Sharp Freeway. Chief Scott said that police responded to a report of an industrial accident at that location at about 4:03 pm. Police dispatched to the scene found that a fatal construction accident had occurred and the person who died was a member of a paving company crew. Improvements to the Marsha Sharp Freeway were in progress when the tragedy occurred. Scott also said the deceased worker fell into the path of heavy machinery.

OSHA provides safety rules for every industry. Employers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of all employees by taking the recommended measures plus by being conscientious regarding worker safety. Among the OSHA rules are details about safe operation of heavy machinery and guidelines intended to keep workers in the vicinity of heavy equipment safe. OSHA’s investigation into this fatal on-the-job incident will include evaluations regarding whether or not such safety guidelines were being followed at the time of the incident.

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