A man was killed after getting his foot caught underneath a semi truck wheel in Georgia late last week.
The accident happened at Cottrell Inc., a car-hauling company in Gainesville, Georgia on July 8th just before 10:30 a.m.
According to The Wichita Eagle, Thi Ngoc Hoang was working with other employees to push the truck out of a bay when his foot became trapped underneath the wheel. Hoang was unable to free himself and was quickly crushed by the rolling truck. Hoang was dead before paramedics could arrive.
“He was run over by the truck and crushed,” reads a statement from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.
“We would like everyone to know that he was a loyal and highly valued 12-year employee who was very devoted and well-respected, and he will be missed by the entire Cottrell family,” Danny Zink, CEO of Cottrell Inc. wrote. “Safety is our top priority, and we are cooperating fully with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on next steps in their investigation.”
The incident is still under investigation and no further information has been released.