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Texas man killed in Nucor Steel industrial accident in Trinity, AL

They say emergency medical services transported the victim to Huntsville Hospital where he later died.
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TRINITY, Ala. — A Texas man died from injuries he sustained in an industrial accident at Nucor Steel in Trinity, Alabama, on Monday.

The Decatur Police Department identified the victim as Don Burton of Texas. Police say officers responded the Nucor Steel at approximately 8 a.m. in response to an industrial accident. 

Decatur Fire and Rescue said they responded to Nucor Steel in which a person was hit by a forklift. They say air transport was requested, but both air services declined due to weather. 

Police say emergency medical services transported Burton to Huntsville Hospital where he later died.

This is all the information currently available. The FOX54 News Team is following this story and will provide updates as they are made available.


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