Coroner: Monroe County Man Fatally Injured At Landfill Died Of Multiple Traumatic Injuries

April 6, 2019

RANSOM TWP. A Monroe County man fatally injured at Alliance Landfill on Thursday died of multiple traumatic injuries suffered when he was hit by a truck, Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland said. After conducting an autopsy Saturday, Rowland ruled the death of Robert J. Weedo , 62, of Bartonsville, accidental. Weedo was hit about 4:30 p.m. Thursday as he crossed in front of a large “heavy-duty haul truck” he had been operating at the facility. The incident occurred after Weedo stopped and exited the truck, which rolled downhill and left the road at a slow speed before crashing, state police said. He died en route to Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. State police are investigating the death. — JEFF HORVATH