Man crushed underneath dump truck near Taft, officials say

Industrial accident occurred on 9000 block of Sidney Hayes Road

By Anna Johnson - Digital Journalist

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A man is dead after being trapped underneath a dump truck Saturday, according to officials from the Orange County Fire Rescue.

OCFR spokeswoman Carrie Proudfit said an industrial accident on the 9000 block of Sidney Hayes Road was reported around 11 a.m.

There, rescuers found 36-year old Saile Reyes Gonzalez underneath the bed of the truck. Gonzalez had been working on the truck when the upper half lowered, crushing him.

Firefighters were able to extricate the Gonzalez from the truck, but he died from his injuries at the scene, according to Proudfit.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office will be taking over the investigation.

The road, which is near Taft, provides access to multiple auto businesses, including truck repair shops and transport companies.

This is a developing story, Stay with News 6/ClickOrlando for updates.

 

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