John Scott Killed in Work Accident in Victoria, TX
Victoria, TX — January 29, 2023, John Scott was killed as the result of a work accident at around 5:30 a.m. along Coletoville Road E.
Investigations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were released in a public summary. That summary identifies South Texas Crane Service, Inc. as the relevant employer, and the listed address of the site of the accident matches the address for South Texas Crane Service on Google.
In the preliminary report, OSHA officials said that 68-year-old John Scott was working in the area of a trailer bed. The series of events surrounding the accident are not entirely clear right now, as the summary says only that crane crawler mats fell and landed on Scott.
As a result of the accident, Scott succumbed to fatal injuries. There were no other injuries reported in the OSHA summary. That summary includes one alleged "serious" citation as well as a recommended penalty of $7,032. The current status of the investigation is marked as "open" at the time of writing, and no further information can be confirmed.