Santos Galicia-Hernandez Killed in Industrial Accident in Slaton, TX

April 25, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Santos Galicia-Hernandez
Type of Accident
Work Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

1320 E Division St, Slaton, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Slaton Police
Vehicles Involved
Squeeze Lift
Division St
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Worker was crushed between stacks of cotton and a heavy duty piece of machinery

What Happened

Slaton Police are investigating a work incident that killed one person at Division St in Slaton, TX on April 25th, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 9:15 a.m. Reports indicate 62-year-old Santos Galicia-Hernandez was working on-site near large stacks of cotton. Under unclear circumstances, officials say Galicia-Hernandez was caught between the cotton stacks and a piece of equipment being used to compress the stacks, suffering fatal injuries at the scene. Authorities had no additional information to share.

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