Joseph Cruz Killed in Work Accident in Dumas, TX

November 3, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Joseph Cruz
Type of Accident
Work Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Dumas, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
Vehicles Involved
Dumas, TX
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Derrick (lifting device) made contact with electrical power line, electrocuting one or more people

What Happened

OSHA representatives have information pertaining to a work incident that killed one person in Dumas, TX on November 3rd, 2022. While exact details have not been shared, what is known is that a derrick made contact with a power line while either at a work site or contracted location. One individual operating or using the derrick, identified as 38-year-old Joseph Cruz, suffered fatal electrocution in the incident. Authorities have not relayed additional information on the matter.

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