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Identity of Man Killed at DeWitt Docking Bay Released

Jonathan Hernandez10 months ago

A man who was pinned between a truck and a docking bay in DeWitt has been identified by police.

Details about the Fatal Accident at the Docking Bay

According to Syracuse, last Thursday around 1 p.m., 57-year-old Ted Amidon of Tully was killed in a trucking accident after being pinned against a loading dock by one of the vehicles at Best Tile, reports

The driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Andrew Clemens, accidentally pinned Amidon to the loading dock when he tried moving his truck to make room for another vehicle to back up to the loading dock.

Clemens did not realize that his manual transmission vehicle was in reverse when he started it, according to police, and it moved backward quickly, pinning Amidon to the loading dock.

Amidon was rushed to the hospital where he later died. At this time, no citations are being issued, and the fatal incident is being ruled an accident.

Important Information about Work-Related Accidents

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • In the United States in 2014, 4,679 workers were killed on the job.
  • Fatal work injuries involving contractors accounted for 17 percent of all fatal work injuries in 2014.
  • Being caught in between something is considered to be one of the top four most fatal injuries in the construction industry.

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