Florida Mechanic (Jorge Ramirez) Tragically Dies When Working on Tractor Trailer

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Jorge Ramirez, a 28-year-old male of Dade City, Florida, was killed recently after a tractor-trailer he was working on fell on top of him, killing him instantly. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Ramirez was working under the tractor-trailer at Contreras Brother’s Trucking Company when the vehicle gave way and rolled on top of him. Ramirez was killed instantly. Investigators say his death appears to be an accident. If you would like to read more on this story please see Man dies after tractor-trailer falls on top of him.
The Associated Press article regarding this incident did not detail if there were others involved with the repair or what safety precautions were taken by the mechanic or others to prevent such an incident from taking place. Any time that a person is working on or with heavy equipment – it is important that safety precautions are taken to prevent serious personal injuries and death.

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