BROADDUS, TX (KTRE) -
A 25-year-old Lufkin man died in a construction accident in Broaddus last week after a steel I-beam he had been working on fell on to his head.
According to a press release from the San Augustine County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred at a work site on County Road 4717 at about 8:51 a.m. on Nov. 13. The 911 caller told the San Augustine County dispatcher that an I-beam had fallen on a worker, and he wasn’t moving.
When the SACSO deputies arrived on the scene, EMS personnel and first responders were already there. The first responders told the deputies that the man had been identified as Zachary Blake Brasher and that the justice of the peace had been notified.
Justice of the Peace Billy Williams pronounced Brasher dead at the scene at 9:56 a.m. on Nov. 13, the press release story.
“Witnesses were on scene and were very upset,” the press release stated. “One witness told deputies that Zachary was painting the metal I-beams that were propped up by a wooden pole."
A witness said he heard the beam fall, and when he turned around, he realized that it had fallen on Brasher. The witness told a SACSO deputy that he called for another worker to come help him get the beam off of Brasher, the press release stated. The witness said that Brasher had worked for the company off and on for four years.
“It is undetermined if the hose to the paint gun caught the brace or if Zachary himself caught the brace by going under the beam,” the press release stated.
KTRE is reaching out to the sheriff's office and to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for more information.
Zack was born August 12, 1992 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Angie Allen and Henry Gene Brasher, and passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 in Broaddus as a result of a construction accident.
Zack had resided in Lufkin all of his life and was a 2011 graduate of Central High School. He was a member of the Corrigan Masonic Lodge #1103 A.F. & A.M. and he coached Little League T-Ball in Lufkin. Zack worked for Wisener Construction and had previously worked at Angelina County Sheriff’s Department for a couple of years. He was a member of Union Springs Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Taylor Brasher of Lufkin; daughter, Raegan Brasher of Lufkin; son, Grayson Brasher of Lufkin; mother, Angie Allen of Lufkin; father and stepmother, Henry and Hope Brasher of Diboll; brothers, Karsen Beauchamp of Lufkin and Kaden Brasher of Hudson; maternal grandparents, Bobby and Rebecca Allen of Lufkin; paternal grandparents, Tim and Linda White of Milam; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Leslie and Chris Ricks of Corrigan; brother-in-law, Bryan Ricks of Corrigan; aunts and uncles, Bubba and Hannah Allen of Willis and Shelley and Bryan Fraley of Lufkin; and numerous other relatives and friends.