Worker Killed in Edinburg Grain Elevator Accident at Azteca Milling

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 22-Feb-2013

A workplace accident in Edinburg, Texas claimed the life of a grain elevator worker on Thursday when the harnessed worker fell into a bin of corn product, officials reported.

The worker was transported to a local hospital via helicopter but later passed away as a result of the injuries he sustained, police said.

The plant where the workplace accident occurred, identified as Azteca Milling, is located near West Chapin Road.

Officials are still investigating the Edinburg mill accident and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may also look into the incident, ValleyCentral News reported.

Family members and friends identified the worker as Oscar Resendez, but police have not yet confirmed the man’s identity.

ValleyNews reported that the man was, in fact, wearing a harness at the time of the mill accident in Edinburg. Authorities are still investigating how the man became trapped beneath the grain with a harness in place.

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