One Dead Following Industrial Accident in Floyd County


A look inside Floydada EMS' new ambulance 1503, now in service. (Ryan Crowe/FCR)

FLOYDADA, TX – An industrial accident near Dougherty last week claimed the life of one man, and a second is recovering from the incident.

Authorities received a call around 4:30 pm Friday and found two men unresponsive. Both had been working in a basement without proper ventilation and were overcome with fumes.

31-year-old Edgar Aguilar of Lubbock was pronounced dead by Floyd County Justice of the Peace Darrell Rasco at WJ Mangold Memorial Hospital in Lockney. The second man was transported to a hospital in Lubbock and was listed in stable condition.

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