It’s a reminder for workers who operate or work near large moving equipment: Know where the equipment and your co-workers are at all times.
On May 10 at night, workers at a Waste Management plant in Antioch, TN, noticed one of their co-workers was missing.
Employees dumped out trash from semi-trucks and about a half hour later found the body of the missing worker buried in trash. The victim’s identity wasn’t released.
OSHA will investigate.
Police believe the man was standing near a large pile of trash when he got caught in front of a bulldozer that compacts garbage into trailers.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death, although it’s believed the man suffocated.