HOUSTON – A construction worker was killed on the job Wednesday afternoon in south Houston, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed on Twitter.
The incident happened in the roadway after 3 p.m. near the 14800 block of Almeda, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies believe that one of the construction workers was working a heavy equipment machine when the machine struck the employee. The worker was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials said an investigation is underway. The victim’s identity has not been released.
To our community members in the area of Almeda/Sam Houston Tollway E: it appears a construction site worker, while operating a heavy equipment machine, struck another worker. The worker that was struck has been pronounced deceased. Investigation is underway. #HouNews https://t.co/XCCWfYefL3— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) March 3, 2021