One person dies after being found unconscious in NE Houston

One person has died after firefighters responded to a report of an individual injured and unconscious. 

The Houston Fire Department said they were called out to the 12600 block of Water Works Way around 10:30 a.m. 

Authorities said the individual was found near the railroad tracks but was later pronounced dead. 

HFD Technical Rescue said they were using a below-grade stokes basket to recover the contracted company employee who was killed while working about 35 feet below ground, inside of a 180 inch water main pipe. 

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The Medical Examiner’s Office was notified. 

No additional information was released.