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1 dead in east Houston worksite accident

A construction worker died Tuesday after getting trapped in a machine near Normandy Street and the East Freeway, according to HFD.

HOUSTON — A construction worker died Tuesday morning at an east Houston worksite after getting trapped in a machine, according to the Houston Fire Department.

It happened at about 11 a.m. in the 12700 block of East Freeway and Halsey Street.

Officials said construction crews were using a trenching machine to drill a hole into the ground when one worker fell into the machine. They said the hole was approximately 20-feet deep. The machine was reportedly running when the site's foreman seemingly fell into the hole and became entangled with the machine.

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