Mechanic Killed in Accident at Volvo Construction Equipment

Officials say the man was killed when a front-end wheel loader he had been working on slipped off the support stands and fell on him.

By Bay City News—

A worker who was killed when a piece of heavy equipment fell on him at a Volvo-owned company in San Leandro this morning was a 48-year-old Castro Valley man, a state workplace safety official said.

The incident was reported at 9:31 a.m. at Volvo Construction Equipment and Services at 1944 Marina Blvd., fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said.

California Department of Occupational Safety and Health spokesman Peter Melton said the man, a field service technician, was working under a front-end wheel loader that had been lifted up onto support stands when the equipment slipped and fell onto him.

Fire crews arrived and found the victim crushed beneath the equipment. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Knowles said.

Firefighters assisted personnel from the Alameda County coroner's bureau in removing the body, Knowles said. Crews used a mechanical hoist to lift the equipment, she said.

According to Cal/OSHA records, the company has not previously been cited for any safety violations, Melton said.

No other injuries were reported in connection with the accident.

The coroner's bureau has not yet released the worker's name.

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Ken Briggs February 13, 2014 at 08:27 PM
sorry to hear that someone got hurt on the job and passed on . sorrey for the family also .
Autumn Johnson (Editor) February 14, 2014 at 03:45 PM
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