Accident in Nordheim results in death
According to DeWitt County Sheriff, Carl Bowen, a call was received at approximately 9:18 this morning, Friday, July 24, regarding a man who fell from a man-lift on Sheffler Road in Nordheim.
Roger Hernandez Metal Building Erectors, a company out of Seguin, was contracted to build a metal building for a private individual in Nordheim.
"There were two employees that were on a man-lift that was used to help secure some of the metal on the building," stated Bowen. "When one of them stepped off of the platform, the bucket shifted and the other individual fell 18 feet to the ground and was struck by the basket of the man-lift."
The man, identified as Francisco Hernandez, 55, of Seguin was pronounced dead on the scene by Judge Blanca McBride at 9:39 a.m.
Yorktown EMS and DeWitt County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene.