Fatal Accident

For Immediate Release
May 28, 2024

MCTXSheriff Investigates Fatal Industrial Accident

On May 28, 2024, at about 12:25 PM the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to an industrial accident call at the 33000 block of Willow Heights Lane in Magnolia. A home under construction collapsed during a thunderstorm this afternoon while workers were on site. Preliminary investigation has determined that the workers noticed the house began to shift during the thunderstorm and all but one were able to exit before the house collapsed.

Upon their arrival, first responders quickly worked and located the trapped male. It is with profound sadness that we report a 16-year-old juvenile male was not able to exit the structure and was pronounced deceased on the scene. The juvenile male is confirmed to be an employee of the construction company and was authorized to be on site. Next of kin has been notified of this incident, however, the juvenile's name will not be released.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit along with Crime Scene is on location conducting their investigation. Although there does not appear to be a criminal element, it is the Sheriff’s Office Policy and Procedure that an investigation be done for all Fatal Industrial Accidents. The deceased was transported to the Montgomery County Forensics Center where an autopsy will be conducted.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased male.

Information Source
Specialist Caleb Cole
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Administrative Services Division

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