Chireno man dies in industrial accident at Center plant - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Chireno man dies in industrial accident at Center plant

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CENTER, TX (KTRE) -

A 24-year-old Chireno man died Monday afternoon after he fell into a piece of machinery at Centex manufacturing in Center.

According to a press release, the man has been identified as S.J. Garcia.

The Center Police Department responded to the Centex manufacturing plant at 946 Loop 500 at approximately 2:32 p.m. in response to a 911 call about an employee being trapped under a piece of equipment. When they arrived on the scene 12 minutes later, they learned that Garcia had fallen into a piece of equipment and suffered injuries that resulted in his death.

Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Maxie Eves pronounced Garcia dead at the scene of the accident. The Center Fire Department, A.C.E EMS and the Mangum Funeral Home also responded to the scene.

The Center Police Department and Centex Manufacturing are still in the process of investigating the accident.

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