Police ID man who fell to death at water treatment facility
ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) -
Police have named the
man in Thursday's fatal accident at a water treatment facility and said he died
falling from a scissor lift.
Homero Juarez was
inside the basket of a lift while using a pressurized liquid concrete hose.
When the hose turned on, it caused a recoil at the nozzle, which propelled him
backward and out of the basket, investigators said.
He fell 30 feet to his
Juarez, 52, was
subcontracted by the city to re-surface the inside of a water tank. He was
wearing a safety harness, but it was not secured to the basket.
He worked for Spectrum
Contracting out of Naples. The water plant is off 26th Avenue North
near Walter Fuller Park.
No criminal charged
will be filed.
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