Emergency personnel were called to the CEMEX Brooksville aggregates quarry in Brooksville, FL Friday morning after receiving a call that a man was injured while using heavy machinery in the location’s pit.
“For unknown reasons, the victim became entangled within the equipment,” Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. “Mine workers worked diligently to separate the victim from the equipment. Once the victim was free of the equipment, workers provided first aid.”
First responders found the man dead after they arrived on scene. The Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) and local agencies are investigating the cause of the fatality.
The sheriff’s office release and reports by local media did not identify the type of equipment involved in the death.