By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
A FREAK accident at a construction site claimed the life of a 23-year-old man.
The Tribune understands the man, who sources identified as Tyson Miller, an employee of Knowles Construction, may have been attempting to jump onto the Mack trailer bed when he lost his balance and fell.
He was apparently crushed to death under the impact of two tyres.
The accident happened around 10.20am yesterday off of Gladstone Road and John F Kennedy Drive.
Police say when they arrived, they found a tractor trailer parked along the southern side of the street with the man’s body underneath the left driver tyre.
Superintendent Ken Strachan, of the Traffic Division, said police were still in the early stages of their investigations.
Ian Lightbourne, site supervisor, said Tyson was just recently hired to work for the company and was initially working the night shift.
“He just starting working with us three months ago. He was a trenching guy. He was a really good guy, such a nice boy. He just bought everyone breakfast right before he died, this is a shock for everyone,” he said.
The driver, who was visibly shaken was taken to hospital and treated for shock.
The company is working on the Airport Gateway Project.
The site was shut down for the day.