Texas man dies in North Platte industrial accident

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Officials say a Texas man, 28-year-old Andrew Martinez, died at the Western Engineering Plant in North Platte on Wednesday. Drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the death.

Martinez is from Weslaco, Texas. Officials say he fell into some equipment and died about 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

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ORIGINAL STORY: NOV. 7, 2018
A man has died after falling into some equipment at Western Engineering Company in North Platte on Wednesday.

Jason Trimble, Battalion Fire Chief with the North Platte Fire Department, said they were called about about a quarter past 2:00 Wednesday to the Western Engineering Plant for a body recovery.

He was 28 years old. No ID is being released at this time.

A Facebook post by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said:
"On November 7, 2018 at 1:50 p.m., the 911 Center received a call of a male subject pinned in an asphalt plant. Deputies and North Platte Fire and Rescue responded to Western Engineering on East Highway 30, North Platte, NE. Upon arrival Deputies discovered a twenty-eight year old male was pinned and deceased.

Deputies conducted an extensive investigation at the scene and it continues. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the case. The name of the deceased is being held pending notification of relatives."