JSO Reports Tragic Death as Truck Driver Crushed by Falling Loaded Trailer While Conducting Repairs

JSO Reports Tragic Death as Truck Driver Crushed by Falling Loaded Trailer While Conducting Repairs

A man passed away on Tuesday morning in a work accident at a logistics company in the Lackawanna area of Jacksonville, as per the police.

Sgt. Steve Rudlaff from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office mentioned that the incident occurred at Lineage Logistics on Dignan Street just before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Officers found a man stuck under the bed of a semi-trailer.

Despite the paramedics’ response, the man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s and working as a truck driver for Abaco Freight, had already died.

Rudlaff explained that it seems the man was working alone beneath the semi on the air slide when the truck bed unexpectedly dropped down over the tires, trapping him underneath.

The trailer was fully loaded, and the man, who was leaving the property, had stopped to make some repairs when the accident occurred.

A witness discovered him trapped under the trailer later on. The truck is from out of state, and it’s unclear where the driver was from.

Rudlaff stated that OSHA is on-site, conducting a joint investigation with JSO. They are actively seeking surveillance footage or any witnesses who might have information about the accident.