Indy man dies in dump-truck accident at apartments

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Police say an Indianapolis man was crushed to death beneath the bed of a truck while working at an apartment complex's parking lot.

Indianapolis police spokesman Kendale Adams tells The Indianapolis Star that 53-year-old Ronald Davenport died in Monday's workplace accident behind the Lafayette Landings apartments.

Adams says Davenport had climbed up the ladder of a dump truck-type of vehicle to speak with a co-worker when the bed of the truck lifted up and crushed him. Davenport was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Adams said there's no indication of foul play. The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate Davenport's death.

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