With the difficulty and expense that some parents have trying to find childcare, some companies may allow employees to bring their kids to work. But this case shows the need for strict rules about restricted areas in hazardous jobs.
A 12-year-old boy died and his 8-year-old brother was injured after they got stuck in sand where their father was working in Azle, TX.
Edwin Gomez and his brother had climbed into the bed of a truck that was filled with sand.
They were playing there for a while when workers, who were installing a swimming pool, noticed a host used to pump the sand became jammed.
The workers found the 8-year-old buried up to his waist in the sand. The boy told the workers his brother was buried underneath the sand.
Workers dug the 12-year-old out and called 911.
Edwin was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The 8-year-old suffered a broken leg.
The local sheriff said the father won’t face any charges for bringing his children to a dangerous work site.
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