Workers Fall From Lift, One Dead, One in Critical Condition
LIVE OAK COUNTY (Kiii News) -
North of Mathis, Union Pacific is investigating an accident that left one man dead and another critically injured.
The accident happened just before 4:30 Wednesday afternoon on Farm Road 888 and County Road 357. According to a spokesperson with Union Pacific Railroad, a couple of workers fell from a lift about 30-feet in the air while welding a rail bridge. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Another person is in critical condition at Christus Spohn Memorial.
Both Union Pacific and several law enforcement agencies are investigating the cause of the fall.