A 19-year-old male died today in an industrial accident at Tarco, a manufacturer of roofing products. Cristian Hefner, a contract worker, was cleaning the inside of an asphalt tank when some of the material broke loose from the wall and killed him.
Belton Police and Fire Departments received the emergency call at 11 a.m. The Temple Fire Department also assisted on the call. Hefner was pronounced dead by a local Justice of the Peace at 11:50 a.m.