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Man dies when truck pins him against loading dock

April 3, 2013 News Extra

IRWIN TWP, Venango County — A Grove City area man died Wednesday night when a tractor-trailer pinned him against a loading dock at Ward Trucking off Old Route 8.

Chief Gerry Rea of the Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department said this morning that the 50-year-old man, whose name was unavailable, was injured about 8:30 p.m. when the truck backed up to the loading dock.

“He got crushed,” Rea said.

Authorities are investigating how the accident happened.

“We don’t know a lot of the details,” Rea said.

He said emergency workers couldn’t revive the man.

“We never got a pulse on him,” Rea said.

The man was taken by Superior Ambulance to the Grove City Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.