52-Year-Old Public Employee Dies After Being Crushed between Dumpster and Rails of Roll-Off Truck
New Jersey Case Report: 11NJ020
Release Date: November 1, 2012
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A 52-year-old male public employee was crushed to death between the truck bed and the dumpster of a roll-off truck. On the day of the incident, the decedent was dumping a load of leaves at the recycling yard of a Department of Public Works (DPW) in southern New Jersey. A co-worker who found the victim pinned between the rails and the truck bed called 9-1-1. Emergency personnel arrived, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
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