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Public Works employee killed in downtown accident

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

A City of Houston Public Works employee was killed after being struck by a Public Works truck in Downtown Houston.

The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Jackson at West Gray, Houston Police said.

The Public Works truck is a vacuum truck, used to clean out debris from storm drains.

SkyFOX aerial cameras showed the truck next to a fence.  Near or underneath its driver-side front tire, a white sheet covered the victim.

The city released the following statement later that evening:

"On Thursday, May 31, 2012 at around 2:30 p.m. Mr. Charles Williams Sr., an Equipment Worker with the Department of Public Works and Engineering, Street and Drainage Division, Storm Water Maintenance Branch died in a work related accident. The incident occurred in the 2100 block of Jackson near Gray. Mr. Williams is remembered as a valued and highly respected veteran member of the Public Works and Engineering Department and will be greatly missed by his fellow co-workers and colleagues."

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