• May 17, 2017

Worker Killed in Edinburg, TX, Mechanic Shop Accident

Edinburg, TX -- May 15, 2017, a worker at a mechanic shop was fatally injured after he was somehow crushed while doing repairs.

Investigating officials at this time have released few details surrounding what might have caused the accident. They say it happened at around 2:30 p.m. at a mechanic shop located somewhere along Curry Road.

Reports say the victims was a mechanic that was working on a vehicle at the time of the accident. Details are unclear on if the equipment was a vehicle or a trailer, but it was stated that the equipment somehow fell on top of the worker and crushed him. His injuries proved fatal, and he was pronounced deceased.

Authorities did not release any identifying information or the name of the shop where the accident occurred. No further information is currently available.

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Commentary

It troubles me that there are so few details publicly available about this accident, and I can't help but be concerned about whether or not a proper investigation is being conducted. It's not enough to just say, "Equipment fell on the mechanic and killed him." Thousands of mechanics across the country go to work every day without incident; it needs to be determined exactly why this day turned out differently for this person.

Were the mechanic's tools in proper working condition? Did he have proper safety equipment and training? Was here a supervisor on-site at the time? What exactly caused the equipment to fall? A co-worker? A mechanical failure of some kind?

These are just some of the questions that absolutely must be addressed. Not only are there people out there grieving the loss of a loved one, but this could be indicative of an unsafe working environment which could be putting others at risk. It's also possible this was nothing more than a tragic, freak accident. However, that shouldn't be left up to speculation. Only once a thorough investigations is conducted by an independent professional can there be a clear and evidence-based outline of what happened in this accident.

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