Construction worker fatally crushed between two trucks in Brooklyn

Construction worker fatally crushed between two trucks in Brooklyn


A young construction worker was fatally crushed as he stood between two trucks in East Flatbush, Brooklyn Friday — when one of the vehicles backed into him, police said.

Saqueo Mejia, 24, of Sunset Park, was crushed just after noon on Troy Avenue when a large dump truck driven backed up, pinning him from the chest up against the second truck.

The dump truck’s 31-year-old driver did not realize Mejia was pinned behind him until witnesses alerted him, police said.

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Mejia was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver remained at the scene and the accident is under investigation.

The worker and his colleagues had been there dumping construction trash at the DeCostole Recycling and Transfer Station.

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