Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 18-160

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 19, 2018
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    Fatal Industrial Accident

    A man became trapped inside piping at a construction site.
    • Wednesday
    • February 14, 2018
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Hwy 60 and US Hwy 301


    On February 14, 2018, at approximately 5 pm, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Units and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a person trapped inside piping at a construction site located at Hwy 60 and US Hwy 301.Arriving units found one adult male that was inside the below grade piping with unknown injuries. HCFR HazMat personnel ventilated the area to allow rescue crews entry to assess the victim in a rescue attempt. HCFR personnel quickly entered to access the victim and determined the victim had expired prior to HCFR arrival. The incident scene was then transitioned from a rescue to a recovery operation. The victim's body was recovered and taken to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiners Office. The investigation continues.


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