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Worker Killed After Lake Texoma Boat House Collapses on Him


GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- A day of work for a contractor out on Lake Texoma, ended in tragedy.

Grayson County deputies say a man was killed, when the building he was working on collapsed on him.

It happened at the Gainesville Boat Club, in the Sherwood Shores community.

What began as a quiet day at the Gainesville Boat Club in Gordonville, quickly turned into a tragic scene on Tuesday.

"I think it's a sad situation, it's a horrible tragedy," said Darrel Lewis.

Neighbors like Darrel Lewis, who didn't want to show his face on camera, says he rushed to the club house to find out what happened.

"I’m just shocked and surprised with all of it; we just don't have things like this happen," said Lewis, whose lived in the area for over a decade.

The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says, just after 1:30 in the afternoon, a man was killed, after a boat house collapsed on him.

News that shocked residents living near the lakeside community.

"I’ve been here for sixteen years, and we haven't ever had anything like this," said long time Gainesville Boat Club resident, Herman Greene.

Several emergency crews responded to the accident, including the Grayson County Sheriff's Office and Army Corps of Engineers.

Sherwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department were first to arrive.

"It was a bad scene because it was very difficult to get to the man who was trapped," said Deputy Fire Chief, Joe Winner.

Officials say the victim, was one of several contractors hired to tear down a large floating boat house that had been damaged by last year’s floods.

Herman Greene recalls the men working in his neighborhood all month long.

"I’d just been watching them, because I’m in the club all the time, and it looked like they were being careful," said Greene.

What exactly caused the accident is unknown at this time, and is still being investigated by Grayson County deputies.

They are not yet releasing the man’s name.

None of the other workers were hurt.