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Providence man transported to Fall River hospital dies after Tiverton industrial accident



TIVERTON — Chief Patrick Jones reports that the Tiverton Police Department responded to a fatal incident at an industrial site Friday morning.

Just after 8:30 a.m., officers responded to Tiverton Materials, 810 Fish Road, for a report of an unresponsive man. The company supplies construction aggregate materials.

Upon arrival, officers located the man who was laying on the ground and was unresponsive. The Tiverton Fire Department also arrived on scene and performed lifesaving measures. The man was transported to Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River where he was pronounced deceased.

The man has been identified as 29-year-old Selvin Martin Ovando Gamez, of Providence.

Through a subsequent on-scene investigation, officers learned that Gamez was on top of a piece of machinery, which separates sand from gravel, when it became backed up. He then reportedly fell into the machine while attempting to loosen the material in the machine. Gamez was pulled from the machine by nearby workers.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Mine Safety and Health Administration were also notified.

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