La Vista Man Killed in Industrial Accident at Firstar Fiber Recycling Plant in Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska (September 6, 2019) – A 60-year-old La Vista man was killed Thursday morning at an Omaha recycling plant, according to the Omaha firefighters.

The accident was reported around 8:30 a.m. September 5, at Firstar Fiber recycling plant.

Police said the man was pinned underneath the bucket of a front end loader in the mechanics bay. A co-worker witnessed the accident, and another worker was also nearby.

Paramedics responded to the scene and declared the man dead. His name has not been disclosed.

Omaha police and OSHA are conducting the investigation.

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1.       In most cases, it is very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including by not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before it disappears or is altered. 

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