Lowe’s Employee Killed by Falling Lumber

An employee of Lowe’s Home Improvement in Lubbock, Texas was fatally injured Friday morning when he was struck by falling lumber.

About the Fatal Lowe’s Accident

According to a report from KLBK, 23-year-old Rudy Trevino was killed around 11:30 am when he was struck by falling lumber at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store located on 5022 West Loop 289.

Emergency crews that responded to the scene declared the death an accident.

The Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office has not released the official cause of death – the incident is under investigation.

Workplace Injury Statistics

  • According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there were 4,405 workplace fatalities recorded in 2013.
  • 3,929 of those deaths were recorded in the private sector.
  • Among the leading causes of work place deaths in 2013 were:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-in/between
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