Belton Contract Worker Killed in Pressure Washer Accident

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 17-Dec-2013

A Belton contract worker who was cleaning asphalt tanks with a pressure washer was killed in a workplace accident on Tuesday morning when an apparent problem occurred as he worked, Belton police reported.

The young worker who was killed was identified by officials as 19-year-old Cristian Hefner.

According to reports, Hefner was working for a company hired by Tarco, a roofing company in Belton.

Fire Department officials from Belton arrived on the scene by 11 a.m.

Officials, including representatives from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), are investigating the workplace accident in Belton in order to uncover what may have provoked the incident.

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