HOUSTON – Emergency crews were working to recover the body of a construction worker who was entrapped in a machine at a worksite along the East Freeway Tuesday morning, officials with the Houston Fire Department said.
HFD received reports about a construction worker who was stuck in a trench near a motel located in the 12700 block of the East Freeway.
When officials arrived at the scene, HFD discovered that the worker, who had gotten stuck in some type of equipment, had died.
The rescue attempt then switched to a recovery effort.
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@HoustonFire is currently on scene near a motel/hotel at 12700 East Freeway after receiving reports of a trench rescue at a job site. A construction worker was entrapped in a machine. After evaluation HFD crews determined it to be a body recovery. @FireChiefofHFD— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) May 31, 2022