LUBBOCK, Texas — EMS and volunteer firefighters responded to the report of an industrial accident in Lubbock County early Friday evening. The call came in at about 5:30 p.m. at 11611 County Road 2500.
Updated Story: Man died after industrial accident southeast of Lubbock
The location is near the Executive Airport southeast of Lubbock, at the Lubbock Cotton Growers facility.
According to a statement by the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department, a male individual was buried in a trailer load of cottonseed. The man was unresponsive and CPR was performed. He was then transported to a hospital by EMS.
On Saturday, a family member provided updated information. Jerry Vaughn Lewis, 62, died Saturday.
Read the statement by LSO below:
On October 16, 2020, at approximately 5:30 p.m, deputies responded to a call in reference to an industrial accident at the Lubbock Cotton Growers on E.CR 7300.
Deputies were advised a male individual was unresponsive and CPR was being performed. Upon deputies arrival the learned that a male individual had been buried in a trailer load of cotton seed. The individual was located and removed from under the seed prior to deputy’s arrival. EMS and Fire were both on scene.
The individual was transported to the hospital by EMS.
At this time his condition is unknown.
This is still an ongoing investigation.