According to KRIS-TV, the 53-year-old Corpus Christi native was working at a refinery tank site on Southern Minerals Road when he was crushed by a large pipe around 2:30 pm on Monday.
The pipe, which was 60 feet long and weighed close to a ton, fell on the man after it came loose from a crane.
Emergency responders attempted to save the man, but he was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be conducting an investigation into the incident.
The majority of the construction accidents are attributed to four accident types:
OSHA is the federal agency responsible for ensuring that employers and work sites meet health and safety regulations. They are also responsible for investigating any workplace accidents that result in a fatality.
However, even with state partners, the agency has only 2,200 inspectors overseeing 130 million workers – that is one compliance officer for every 59,000 workers.
In 2013, the agency completed 39,228 federal inspections and 50,436 state inspections.
The most frequently cited standard violations by Federal OSHA in 2013 were: