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Trucker Sustains Fatal Injuries During Warehouse Delivery in Pompano Beach, Florida


September 22, 2019

POMPANO BEACH, FL – According to an online news report at cdlife.com, authorities in Florida are currently conducting an investigation into the death of a tractor-trailer driver who perished while making a delivery at a local warehouse.*

The accident occurred early in the morning at Kloeckner Metals in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Per the Pompano Beach Fire Rescue, the driver, who remains unidentified, had been delivering a load of steel beams to the warehouse when the accident took place.  Per a spokesperson from the Fire Rescue, “[t]he man got outside of his truck, when a load of steel next to the truck stacked in the warehouse became unstable and fell on top of him, crushing him to death. Broward County Technical Rescue Team crews are using a crane to remove the beams, one at a time, to reach the deceased victim.”

No one witnessed the accident however, it was caught on a surveillance video located at the warehouse.  The spokesperson further indicated that the trucker had just arrived at the warehouse facility and was thought to have been looking at one of his tires when the incident occurred.  The spokeswoman also noted that it is not known at this time how the stack of steel beams became loosened.  It appears to be a freak accident.

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The incident remains under investigation by the local sheriff’s office.

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Source:https://cdllife.com/2019/truck-driver-fatally-crushed-by-steel-beams-in-florida-warehouse/


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