Fatal industrial accident in Port Arthur

Fatal industrial accident in Port Arthur

Police in Port Arthur are investigating an industrial accident that claimed the life of a 21-year-old Bridge City man on Aug. 17, reports Deputy Chief Martin Blitch.

According to Blitch, Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) officers responded to the 8700 Old Ferry Rd, Tubal-Caine Marine Services, in reference to a man down at approximately 1:34 p.m. on Friday. The initial investigation indicated that Tyler Winfree of Bridge City was pronounced deceased at the scene. Judge Mark DeRouen has ordered an autopsy.

The incident remains under investigation, and will require the involvement of state, federal and local agenices, Blitch described. 

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