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Worker Killed When Wall Falls Inside Water Tower in Texas

A piece of steel wall fell into the open water tower as construction crews were working. The wall seriously hurt one person and killed another.

PORTER, Texas -- An industrial accident in Porter has left one person dead, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says.

Crews were working on a water well when a piece of steel wall broke free and landed on crews members inside the well early Friday. One person was seriously hurt and one person died.

Nearby residents told us they heard a boom in the neighborhood followed by sirens.

Watch: KHOU 11's Tiffany Craig reports from the scene

"@mctxsheriff and Fire/EMS are on the scene of an industrial accident in Porter TX. Constructions crews assembling a water well when piece of side wall broke free and landed on the crew inside the well. 2 employees not injured, 1 seriously injured and 1 male is deceased." -- sheriff's office

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