Update: One worker dead after rescue at El Paso-area concrete plant


POSTED: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 10:47am

UPDATED: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 7:51am

Update:  A 58-year-old male worker is dead and two others are recovering in the hospital after cleaning the inside of a five thousand gallon tanker at a concrete plant.

El Paso firefighters responded to Jobe Material quarry near Desert Blvd. and Loop 375 in Canutillo.

Firefighters say three men were cleaning the inside of a tanker when they became ill.

One of the workers was able to get himself out before help arrived.

Firefighters say the other two workers were trying to rescue two victims who were inside the tanker.

Firefighters were able to rescue them out, but one of the two men later died in the hospital from his injuries.

Officials say the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will help with the investigation.

Original Story:

Three people were rescued Saturday morning following an incident at the Jobe Materials quarry on the 8400 block of North Desert Boulevard, according to El Paso Fire Department officials.

Investigators said the three became trapped inside of a five thousand gallon cylinder.

They were taken to a hospital, according to a Fire Department spokesperson.

Officials said OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had been notified to assist with the investigation.

When asked for more information, the EPFD spokesperson said additional details would be provided later in the day.

Stay with ktsm.com and NewsChannel 9 Weekend for those updates.

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