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One man identified in Pueblo industrial accident on Evraz property late Friday morning

Posted at 1:43 PM, Oct 20, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-23 14:00:27-04

PUEBLO — A man is dead after an accident around 11:00 a.m. on Thursday involving a crane on Evraz property in Pueblo.

According to the Pueblo County Coroner, that man has been identified AS 32-year-old Pierre Warford from Amite, LA.

Warford was pronounced dead on scene due to injuries he got from being crushed by a crane that overturned at the Evraz Steel Mill.

His next-of-kin have been notified.

The Pueblo Fire Department said they responded to a toppled crane around 11:18 a.m.

Upon arrival at the scene, the subcontractor was dead beneath the crane. Recovery efforts began following permission from the Pueblo County Coroner, the man will be identified by the coroner at a later date.

News5 has reached out to EVRAZ for more information about this incident and it awaiting a response. No other deaths or injuries are known at this time.

The cause of this accident is currently under investigation. News5 will update this article as we continue to learn more.

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