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Bulldozer Kills San Leandro Woman Who Worked At Davis Street Dump

Evangelina Macias, 66, was crushed to death Monday.

 

A 66-year-old San Leandro woman who worked at the Davis Street dump was crushed to death Monday when a bulldozer ran into her, said officials from Waste Management, which runs the site.

Evangelina Macias, who also lived in San Leandro with her extended family, had worked in a Waste Management recycling crew for the past 13 years and was was struck by a fellow employee.

The scene of the accident was the large area where people dump items that are pushed into piles by bulldozers.

The driver of the bulldozer, a 22-year Waste Management veteran, has been placed on administrative leave while the company investigates the accident.

"We're all just devastated," said Waste Management spokeswoman Karen Stern.

She said that, to the best of her knowledge, this was first fatality ever suffered at the facility since it opened in the early 1980s.

Authorities said the lower half of Macias' body was crushed in the accident and she succumbed to her injuries after being transported to the hospital.

In another recent accident involving Waste Management, a , but luckily no injuries resulted from that incident.

This story will be updated.

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Lupe June 19, 2012 at 10:56 PM
What a horrible accident. May she RIP.
Leah Hall June 19, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I trust that OSHA will be paying this company a visit. Wow. My profound condolences for the friends, family and coworkers of Evangelina Macias.
Vanessa V. Vargas June 19, 2012 at 11:23 PM
RIP ... You will be missed amoung friends , family and loved ones, but you will never be forgotten and you will live in our hearts and in our minds forever... WM.. Vanessa & family.....
Claudia Cruz (Editor) June 20, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Just saw this on KTVU ... and I can't stop crying. I'm sincerely sorry for your loss.
Debarvis June 20, 2012 at 01:57 AM
I work with her husband in Hayward. We are all saddend by this tragedy. I met her a few times and she was such a lovely lady.
Ken Briggs June 20, 2012 at 02:23 AM
yes , OSHA should find out just what really happen . what did she vdo backed into it ? was she listening to a radio and did not hear how close she was .do not blame it all on the bull doze driver . after allk he needs help now also .
Gogetter18 June 20, 2012 at 03:07 AM
this is what happens when WM is only thinking about GREEN (money) and not about the safety of their employees.
Raquel Lopez June 20, 2012 at 05:24 PM
I had the pleasure of meeting her during the Waste Management Lock out and she was a very cheerful person, she always had a smile on her face. My condolences to her family, friends and co-workers. May she rest in peace. Raquel Lopez
Julie Nelson June 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM
I was there when this happened and I want to say what a brave and strong woman she was. I was one of the first people to reach her and I spent 20 minutes with her at her side trying to render as much aid and comfort as possible. She was awake and interacting and responding to me the entire time I knelt by her as we waited for "help". Pure and absolute bravery from "Eva". I knew her for 20 minutes, and under circumstances hard to possibly imagine. I try constantly to overide my nightmare like flashbacks with the extreme courage and dignity she showed. She was incredible. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends. Sincerely Julie Rushing-Nelson
Adrianna June 22, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Thank you.
Adrianna June 22, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Are you kidding me?
Adrianna June 22, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Guess all ot the "Satefy Training" is a bunch of BS!
Joanna Nelson June 22, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Julie~ I work with Eva's daughter, I would like to Thank You as a Friend of Anna's for rendering her comfort at an unimaginable time. I will pray for you also for strength.
jose maldonald October 04, 2012 at 04:07 AM
that's the most expensive place ,bulldozers drivers allways drive like cracy that's what i stop going over there is totally true they only think about $$$$$$$$......

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