Man dies after structure falls on him at Houma plant

Man dies after structure falls on him at Houma plant

Man dies after structure falls on him at Houma plant

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Posted on June 5, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 5 at 3:35 PM

HOUMA, La. -- A worker at Oil States was killed after a structure collapsed on him Monday at a plant on Mulberry Road, according to Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois.

Timothy James Morvant, 52, of Houma, was fatally injured at the Oil States plant around 2:30 p.m. Monday, according to Bourgeois.  He later died at a hospital in Baton Rouge after receiving treatment at Terrebonne General Medical Center.

Morvant was working in the fabrication shop and was "tacking a bearing block on a winch wall (heavy metal) and the structure collapsed on top of him," said a statement from Bourgeois.

When deputies arrived at the factory, emergency responders were giving Morvant medical assistance, said Bourgeois. 

A crane had to be used to free Morvant after the structure collapsed on him, said Bourgeois. Morvant was a long-time employee of Oil States.

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