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.