Man killed in industrial accident in Brooksville quarry, sheriff’s office says

Hernando County

(Photo: Hernando County Sheriff’s Office)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal industrial accident in Brooksville.

A worker at the Cemex Brooksville Aggregates Quarry on Camp Mine Road has died as a result of injuries received in an accident at the site, according to the sheriff’s office.

New details from HCSO on the accident said the worker had been working in the “pit” at the Cemex site, where they use heavy machinery. It was in the pit that tragedy occurred.

“For unknown reasons, the victim became entangled within the equipment,” HCSO said. “Mine workers worked diligently to separate the victim form the equipment.”

The Cemex employees administered first aid after pulling him out, but when emergency services arrived, HCSO said the victim was pronounced dead. The Medical Examiner and Mine Safety Health Administration are now conducting their own investigations into the fatal accident.

The victim, an adult male, has not yet been identified. An investigation is underway.

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