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.