City Employee Killed in Work Accident at Jefferson Water Plant in Laredo, TX
Laredo, TX -- February 23, 2023, a worker was killed following an accident where they fell at the Jefferson Water Treatment Plant.
Details say that the incident happened at the treatment plant located at 2519 Jefferson Street. The victim, a 52-year-old Laredo city employee was on a ladder working inside of an empty tank. Somehow, the worker fell over 30 feet and sustained critical injuries. EMS were able to extricate him and take him to a hospital, but his injuries ultimately proved fatal.
Right now, no further information can be confirmed. That isn't unusual, considering how little time has passed since the incident. A lot of times, people will wait for OSHA to come save the day. Unfortunately, OSHA doesn't actually investigate workplace deaths involving government employees. If that true here, as well, then who exactly is working to get the victim's loved ones that answers they deserve?