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Young Father Dies After Falling Into A Tire Shredder

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A federal investigation is underway into a young father’s tragic death while on the job.
Byron Jones, 26, died Friday as a result of a gruesome industrial accident at Genan, Inc., a tire recycling plant in the Sheldon area of northeast Harris County.
According to Andrew Seerden, who represents Jones’ family, he was “tragically killed in a tire shredder.”Sources tell Eyewitness News he got caught in the machine and couldn’t get free. Co-workers reported Jones missing before the company realized what had happened.

Investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were at the plant over the weekend. They say they have launched an investigation. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating.

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