Garbage Truck Driver Dies after Being Pinned by Truck

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Garbage truck picking up trash. | Image from Salameh dibaei

According to police, a sanitation worker died in Grapevine after he was pinned between moving parts of a garbage truck on Tuesday afternoon.

Grapevine officers arrived at the 4100 block of Cedar Drive around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to find fifty-six-year-old Cecilio Pule on the ground.

First responders pronounced him dead at the scene.

According to investigators, while making repairs to the garbage truck, a mechanic moved the hydraulic arm, causing Pule to become pinned between the arm and bin of the truck.

Police say the investigation is ongoing, but no charges have been filed at this time.

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