Texas’s Spring At the Rosenberger construction site in Spring, Texas, a 22-year-old man “accidentally” died after his granddad drilled into him after he fell into a hole. As the man and his grandfather were reportedly independent contractors, the incident happened on the morning of October 5 at the location of a “industrial construction.” According to Harris County Constable Mark Herman, who was quoted in the KHOU report, the grandfather was using the drill as his 22-year-old grandson was standing next to the hole. The 22-year-old went into the hole at some time, the grandfather could not clearly see it, and he was killed by the drill bit, the man continued. “We don’t know precisely how it happened,” he continued.
While the Southeast Texas authorities are conducting an investigation, Herman’s statement to KPRC-TV indicates that it appears to be a “tragic accident.” In order to help the Spring Fire Rescue Team retrieve the man’s body, the firefighters from the Spring and Woodlands station arrived.
Although it is not known how the man fell into the hole, Constable Herman indicated in a press conference on the event that he died “nearly immediately.” The granddad didn’t know that anyone was in the pit. The grandson’s and grandfather’s names haven’t been made public.
On their Facebook page, the Spring Fire Department posted details about the incident. They stated: “At a warehouse building site near the I-45 North/Grand Parkway’s southeast corner, a horrific accident has taken one life. Firefighters from the nearby Spring and Woodlands stations are helping the Spring Fire Rescue Team shore up a collapsed hole so they can collect the construction worker’s body. There are no additional wounds.”
Constable Herman also shared the horrific occurrence with the crowd on Twitter. He said, “I shared some photos from the scene.” “INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT #NOW
#NOW: INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT
Constable Deputies responded to the 2300 block of the North Freeway and FM 2920 in reference to an industrial accident at a construction site, where a construction worker fell into a hole and is unresponsive.
EMS and Fire are on scene. pic.twitter.com/p6zTtueJSb
— Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 (@Pct4Constable) October 5, 2022
Constable Deputies were called to a construction site accident near the 2300 block of the North Freeway and FM 2920 because a worker had fallen into a hole and was not breathing.” “EMS and Fire are on scene,” he tweeted as a last statement.
Herman said that the grandfather and the grandson were both independent contractors employed by Groundhog Foundation Drilling, which, according to KPRC-TV, is employed by Rosenberger Construction. The grandfather and the grandson may or may not have worked for Groundhog Foundation Drilling, claims PEOPLE.
The Groundhog Foundation Drilling is a subcontractor for DMAC Constructions, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is conducting an investigation at the scene. The situation is being looked at.