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Houston Father Tragically Killed in Horrific Accident at Genan, Inc. Tire Recycling Plant


A young Houston father was tragically killed earlier this month in a horrifying industrial accident at the Genan, Inc. tire recycling plant in northeast Harris County.

Worker Died During 4th Day on Job

Byron Jones, 26, died on Friday, January 19th, after he became trapped in a tire shredder at the Genan facility along Beaumont Road in Sheldon.

Co-workers had reported him missing before plant officials realized what had happened.

Jones -who leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter – was a recent hire and had only been on the job for four days. It’s not clear what training he had received as a new employee.

OSHA Investigating Genan Recycling Plant Death

The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the deadly accident. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has launched its own probe.

Headquartered in Denmark, Genan, Inc. is the largest recycler of end-of-life tires globally. The company currently operates five tire recycling plants in Denmark, Germany, and the United States.

The Harris County facility opened in 2014 and is the largest tire recycling plant  in the world, with an annual output capacity of 100,000 tons.

Data from OSHA indicates that the facility had been accident-free  prior to Jones’s death.

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