- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BALLINGER, Texas (AP) - Officials say a man working for a company that was repairing beams under a bridge in West Texas has died after a load of metal rods fell on him.

Runnels County Sheriff Bill Baird tells the San Angelo Standard-Times (https://bit.ly/1QPDHtH ) that the man died Tuesday morning at the work site in Ballinger, located about 200 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

Sixty-seven-year-old Jose Carmona-Rico from Tye was pronounced dead at the scene.

Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman Karen Threlkeld says he was an employee of J.H. Strain and Sons Inc., a Tye company working as a contractor for the state agency.

Workers were repairing beams under the Elm Creek Bridge on U.S. 83.

Baird says the incident is under investigation.

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Information from: Standard-Times, https://www.sanangelostandardtimes.com

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