A Delaware landscaper was fatally injured working on a jobsite.
The 47-year-old landscaper was standing behind a parked six-wheel dump truck placing a tarp over the truck’s bed when he was struck by a rear of a John Deere skid steer tractor, according to The News Journal.
The landscaper was pinned between the tractor and the dump truck.
He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the skid steer tractor was not injured.
According to police, the investigation is still ongoing and charges are not expected to be filed.
When crewmembers work around large pieces of equipment, there is a great risk of accidents, including getting pinned.
Being pinned between a bucket/lift arms and frame of a skid steer accounts for approximately 70 percent of fatal skid steer accidents.