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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.

Man dies when truck pins him against loading dock


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.