Man Killed in Accident with Car Carrier in Orlando, Florida
ORLANDO, FL. – According to an online news report published at clickorlando.com, a man was killed in an accident with a car carrier in Orlando, Florida. The circumstances of the accident are not clear, but it appears the man was working on or around the carrier when it collapsed on top of him.*
The incident occurred on Taft Vineland Road in Orlando. Investigators say that a 40-year-old man was working in the 200 block of Taft Vineland Road, when a car carrier collapsed on him. It is unclear what work the man was doing in the area, whether he was working on the carrier or something else. The cause of the accident is not yet known.
The news report indicates that fire officials confirmed two other people who were working in the area with the victim rushed to try to help him. They reportedly used a forklift to remove the carrier from the victim. ClickOrlando reports that the man sustained critical injuries from the accident and did not survive.
Officials identified the man as 40 years old. His area of resident was not reported in the identifying information. His name is withheld from this story.
Following the accident, Orange County Fire Rescue posted a message on social media, saying, “Update traumatic injury: 40-year-old man working on the rear axle of this car carrier that collapsed on him. Two co-workers quickly came to his aid and fashioned a 2x4 and used a forklift to free him. [Orange County Fire Rescue] took him to [Orlando] Regional Medical Center in critical condition.”
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