Texas Worker Dies In Collapse While Repairing Water Main

HOUSTON (December 6, 2013) One worker was killed and another was hurt after the ground collapsed while they were making repairs on a broken water main in the Houston area, authorities said Friday.

The trapped worker died at the scene, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.

The second worker was extricated Thursday night.

Information about his injuries wasn’t available Friday.

The accident happened in northwest Harris County when the walls gave way as the two workers climbed into a hole to reach the water main.

Federal safety investigators have been notified about the accident.