According to WSB-TV, the accident happened Wednesday afternoon in Paulding County, Georgia.
A preliminary investigation concluded 52-year-old Daniel Deiter, of Corelia, was working on top of his unoccupied tractor-trailer when the vehicle began to roll backwards.
Deiter lost his footing and fell off the trailer and was caught under the vehicle.
The Georgia State Patrol is continuing their investigation of the incident.
The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
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