Martin Medellin of Huntsville Dies After 18-Wheeler Trailer Falls on Him

Dec 2012

Martin Medellin of Huntsville Dies After 18-Wheeler Trailer Falls on Him

A 48-year-old man who was working underneath the trailer of an 18-wheeler on Nov. 27 was killed after the trailer fell and crushed him, according to a report in the San Antonio Express-News.

The man, Martin Medellin of Huntsville, was welding legs to the bottom of the trailer, which was loaded with 40,000 pounds of paper, according to the news report. The trailer crushing accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. at Pro Logis Park, a San Antonio industrial park off AT&T Center Parkway, according to the article.

The trailer fell on the man apparently due to a malfunctioning jack stand holding up the trailer, according to the Express-News. An incident report described how employees attempted to use jacks to rescue the man, but the equipment broke. Eventually, workers used a forklift to raise the trailer and remove the injury victim.

Attempts by paramedics to revive Medellin were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the news report.

The Express-News reported that Medellin’s relatives were at the scene as police investigated the trailer accident.

As San Antonio trailer accident lawyers, we have seen first-hand how devastating a fatal accident can be on a family. We hope for a full and complete investigation and that any negligent individual or business is held accountable. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family and friends.

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