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Worker killed in drilling accident at Katy construction site

HARRIS COUNTY, TX — A 22-year-old man died Wednesday morning after an industrial accident at a warehouse construction site in Katy, according to ABC13.

The fatal incident occurred off Interstate 45’s North Freeway Service Road, near the Grand Parkway. It was first reported shortly after 10:00 a.m.

An early investigation by the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office indicates the young man had somehow ended up in a collapsed hole. Moments later, he was killed by a drill bit operated by another worker, who is said to be the victim’s grandfather.

First responders arrived on the scene to find the victim unresponsive in the drilling hole. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Spring Fire Department’s Rescue Team, along with multiple other area fire crews, was called to the scene to recover the man’s body.

The HCCO and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to investigate.

Officials said the involved company, Groundhog Foundation Drilling, is subcontracted under DMAC Construction, which was hired by Rosenberger Construction.

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