Worker, 22, from Houston killed in port scaffold collapse
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