South Carolina man when dump truck tailgate falls on him

January 4, 2019

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has died after he was struck by the tailgate of his dump truck.

The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said 42-year-old William Stacy Taylor of Piedmont was operating the dump truck at a recycling center Thursday afternoon when the tailgate fell and hit him.

The coroner said Taylor was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital and went into surgery. He died about 6 p.m.

An autopsy was planned Friday.

The coroner’s office and the sheriff’s office are investigating.

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