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Worker killed in industrial accident near Lake Worth Beach

Pedro Bolano dies after being trapped underneath dump truck
man killed in dump accident near Lake Worth Beach, Aug. 30, 2022
Posted at 8:36 PM, Aug 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-31 08:47:27-04

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — One man died after an industrial accident Tuesday near Lake Worth Beach, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

The incident occurred at 3:43 p.m. in the 3000 block of Melaluca Lane.

According to the PBSO, a 70,000-pound commercial dump truck was backing up on a private unpaved road that led to a residential parking area. It was being led by a co-worker who was visible to the driver in the passenger side mirror.

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According to PBSO, the weight of the truck caused it to get stuck on the unpaved road. The driver attempted to dump a portion of its load to lighten the weight but was not aware that another co-worker, identified as Pedro Bolano, was on the driver's side of the truck.

Deputies said the truck became unstable and rolled into its side, trapping Bolano underneath.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

The truck driver was uninjured.