Man dies after falling into tire shredder at work

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HARRIS COUNTY, TX (WCMH) — An investigation is underway after a man died when he fell into a tire shredder while on the job.

Byron Jones, 26, was killed at a tire recycling plant in Texas, Friday.

A source told KTRK that Jones couldn’t get free from a tire shredder after being caught in the machine and the company didn’t realize what happened until co-workers reported Jones missing.

Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating, along with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The family told KTRK Jones was the father of a 3-year-old girl, and they are all distraught over his death.

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