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Teenage Trash Worker Crushed To Death While Loading Garbage Truck

Teenage Trash Worker Crushed To Death While Loading Garbage Truck

A young trash worker was crushed to death when the truck he was loading it with recycling material had its hydraulic compactor activated, trapping him inside.

Police said 18-year-old Louis Camarillo was working at a recycling plant putting paper into a truck. As the trash worker was loading the truck, the compactor somehow came down on his chest and crushed him. The Bronx resident was rushed to Long Island College Hospital where he died.

The accident happened at about 10:30 am at a recycling plant near the Manhattan Bridge overpass in Brooklyn. Witnesses said the trash worker was crushed by the truck’s hydraulics system.

“The guy got squashed between the pay loader and the truck,” Tony Lima, a nearby worker, told the New York Post.

Police said they are looking for more details about the deadly accident and found that the garbage trucked that crushed the trash worker is privately owned. Robert Stewarts, an OSHA compliance officer, was looking into whether any health or safety standards were violated. Stewarts was also looking over surveillance footage of the facility.

Both police and OSHA workers investigating the scene say they believe it was just an accident and no charges will be filed.

This is not the first case of a garbage truck mishap. Last August, a drunk man who passed out inside a dumpster was collected into a garbage truck and crushed. The drunk man’s screaming alerted the truck’s driver, who was able to call paramedics and rescue the man before he could be killed.

The family of the trash worker crushed to death in Brooklyn said the job was helping him stay out of trouble.

“His mother is devastated,” said Lucero Ariza, Camarillo’s 22-year-old cousin. “The pain of a mother has no words. That was her only son.”

The teenage trash worker crushed in the accident had only been working there for three weeks, his family said.

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7 Responses to “Teenage Trash Worker Crushed To Death While Loading Garbage Truck”

  1. Bear Lemons

    in the world that we live in now he was just a warm body and he will be replaced the next day without a thought.

  2. Ronald Pluck Lewis

    i'd like to think that a position can be replaced, but a mother can never replace a son/child. we all have our tasks here on Earth, but no matter how major nor minute the role we play…once we complete it, we go on to where we are more needed. R.I.P. young man…

  3. Matthew Conway

    Bear Lemons, ur not a very nice person. That was someone's kid. if you dont care about the person because u didnt know them, then dont care but dont say things like that on a public web page to get attention. This young man's family could potentially see what you have just said, and it would make their grieving process worsen, which makes you a BULLY.

  4. Diane Rogers

    My heart goes out to his family. The loss of a child is one of the worst things a parent can go through, no matter how old or young they are. Its a pain that never leaves. It never gets better, only different.

  5. Richard Theodore Bromley III

    As a realist too …im with you bear ….he will not be remembered for naught !

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