Seattle’s KOMO News.com reports that a Springfield, Oregon Sanipac truck driver was killed when the compactor mechanism of his truck released and crushed him to death. Sanipac is the commercial recycling service for the city.
The 19-year veteran of Sanipac, Larry Cantrell, age 61, was found by a homeowner who noticed the truck parked in front of his home and found Cantrell dead.
The Oregon Safety & Health Division officials are investigating the cause of the accident to determine if it was an operator error or equipment malfunction.
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