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Police say Auburn man, 72, died when jacks failed while he was working under truck

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on June 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm |
June 16, 2013 5:16 pm

A 72-year-old Auburn man died Saturday night when the truck he was working under crushed him, according to police.

Crews were called just before 7 p.m. to the scene near Southeast 304th Way and 108th Avenue Southeast, where the man was pronounced dead, Auburn police Cmdr. Mike Hirman said.

The man had an older Nissan truck he had recently purchased jacked up on four stands, and was working to remove the vehicle’s transmission when the jacks failed and the truck crushed him, Hirman said.

It’s not clear how long the man was there before his daughter found him, Hirman said.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has not released his identity.

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