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NEW DETAILS: Construction Worker Killed in Industrial Accident, Another Injured

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A construction worker is dead and another is recovering following an industrial accident in Midland.

The accident happened in the 2300 block of West Wall around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Midland Police tell NewsWest 9, they found 26-year-old Fabian Garduno-Martinez with life threatening injuries when they got to the scene.

Garduno-Martinez was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital where he later died.

Another employee, who was with Garduno-Martinez, received minor injuries and went to the hospital via private vehicle.

According to the report, the two men were demolishing a brick wall with sledge hammers while standing on a scissor lift. That's when the brick wall collapsed, causing the lift to fall.

At that point, that's when Garduno-Martinez fell out of the lift and hit his head on the ground.

We're told an autopsy is pending to determine the exact cause of death.

The investigation into the accident continues.

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