Man killed in garbage truck accident at Fenway Park

Published September 4, 2009 By Martin Finucane, Boston.com   A 49-year-old man who worked for Waste Management Inc. was killed in an accident this morning involving a garbage truck at Fenway Park, police said.   incident was reported at about 8:35 a.m. at 24 Yawkey Way, at the back of Fenway Park. Police, fire, and emergency medical services personnel responded to the scene, said Officer Joe Zanoli.   Zanoli said the 911 caller told police he was with Waste Management, which had two trucks on the scene, and one of the trucks had struck one of his employees.   The victim was found near a loading dock staircase, while the truck was parked in the loading dock with a dumpster hooked to the rear, according to a police report.   The operator of the truck didn’t know whether the victim had been struck by either the truck or the dumpster, but emergency medical personnel reported that the victim had suffered severe injuries from being crushed, the report said.   Rescue crews took the man, who was suffering from cardiac arrest, to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.   Zanoli said police were investigating the incident. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration was also notified and its officials were also at the accident scene.   Scott Tranchemontagne, a spokesman for Waste Management, confirmed that both the driver of the truck and the victim were Waste Management employees, but didn’t immediately have any further comment.

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