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Posted on: August 11, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Accident June 9, 2014

LOCATION OF OCCURANCE: Bob’s Sanitation/Transfer Station 2295 S. Hwy 191 Moab, Utah
Jay L. Stephens 51 Moab, Utah

HOW DID IT HAPPEN: Job related accident

OTHER FACTS OR COMMENTS: The Grand County Sheriff’s Office and EMS was made aware of an accident at the above location at approximately 09:36 a.m. on this date.

The person fatally injured was working for Bob’s Sanitation at the time of the accident. He had been at the transfer station where he and the driver of the garbage truck had just unloaded the truck in one of the bays at the transfer station. The lift gate had been raised and the truck’s load had been pushed out of the cargo area of the truck. The truck had pulled forward and stopped when the lift gate was then lowered. The decedent was between the lift gate and the rear of the truck when the lift gate was lowered and was crushed. The accident is currently under investigation.

DEPUTY:Lt. Kim Neal

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