Truck Driver Crushed to Death When Large Stone Slab Falls From Trailer
Dallas, TX – A truck driver died Wednesday afternoon at a Dallas-area business after a large stone slab fell off of a flatbed trailer and onto the driver.
According to Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR), the fatal accident occurred at approximately 1:45 p.m. at Infinity Stone in the 9100 block of Sovereign Row.
Investigators say the driver, whose identity has yet to be released, was standing outside of the truck when the stone slab fell and fatally crushed him.
DFR’s urban search-and-rescue team was called to the scene and discovered the trucker deceased.
Investigators say first responders worked to remove the stone before personnel with the Dallas County medical examiner’s office could take custody of the man.
It is not clear at this time what caused the stone slab to fall.
According to its website, Infinity Stone offers granite, marble and quartz products for residential and commercial use.
Transportation Nation Network will continue to monitor this ongoing investigation.
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