Man fatally injured in Slaton industrial accident

Man fatally injured in Slaton industrial accident

Slaton, Texas – A 51-year-old man was fatally injured after falling Wednesday night at a cotton gin.

Emergency workers responded to the incident at the RSM Cotton Gin. According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Slaton authorities and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are currently investigating the incident.

The man was repairing jammed equipment on top of the cotton processing facility when he fell.

RSM did not comment on the incident. The identity of the victim has not been released.