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Worker, 22, from Houston killed in port scaffold collapse

September 14, 2016

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — Officials say a contract worker for Marathon Petroleum Corp. died after scaffolding collapsed at the Port of Texas City and he fell into the water.

The Galveston County Daily News (http://bit.ly/2cV1Q5v ) reports 22-year-old Louis A. Gonzales-Bock of Houston was employed by Louisiana-based Excel Modular Scaffold.

Investigators say Gonzales-Bock was wearing a harness when he was dumped into the water Monday as the equipment collapsed. The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office says divers later recovered the body.

Authorities say Gonzales-Bock was among five workers at the site. The other four workers were not hurt.

Federal investigators are trying to determine what caused the collapse.


Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.com

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