Mechanic crushed by dump truck in Longview suffers serious injuries
POSTED: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 12:53pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 7:09pm
Longview, Texas (KETK) — Emergency crews responded to a major accident involving a mechanic and industrial vehicle in southeast Longview Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Longview Fire Department, a man was repairing a dump truck when the bed fell on him. It happened in the 1600 block of Whitney Street near the intersection of Neal Street at 12:17 p.m. Safety bars were not in use when the accident occurred.
After 20 minutes, authorities were able to pull the man from beneath the bed. He was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
The man injured worked for the dump truck company involved, said fire officials. The employee's identity has not been released.
Authorities cleared the scene at around 1:30 p.m.