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59-year-old man crushed to death in work-related incident in Pinellas County

Posted at 7:31 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 23:18:33-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. -- A death investigation is underway in Pinellas County Tuesday night.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a work-related accident at the Junker Joe Hauling at 12110 65th Lane North near Pinellas Park.

Upon arrival, deputies said fire crews were already on scene and had pronounced 59-year-old Joseph Freeman Jr. dead.

According to deputies, Freeman was in the middle of repairing a dumping trailer. Witnesses told deputies a bucket attached to the dumping trailer fell on Freeman, crushing him.

Deputies say Freeman's death appears to be an accident.

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