Erie, Pennsylvania (WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — The Erie County Coroner confirmed a Waste Management employee was killed on the job.
The incident took place Monday, Feb. 13, in a Millcreek Township subdivision.
The victim has been identified as a 32-year-old man from Ripley, New York.
That’s according to coroner Lyell Cook, who said the victim was collecting trash when he jumped off his truck and was fatally injured by a metal plow stake.
Waste Management released the following statement Thursday:
“This week, the WM team lost one of our own, and we extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.”