ALLIANCE WORKPLACE ACCIDENT KILLS MAN

Posted 11 months ago

By Kevin Horn

Alliance PoliceA workplace accident in a garage has led to the death of a 46-year-old Hemingford man.

The Alliance Police Department and Nebraska State Patrol responded to the report of a workplace death in the 100 Block of South Grand Avenue in Alliance Monday afternoon.

Juan Vasquez was found deceased in a garage at that location.

The on-scene investigation and preliminary autopsy results indicate the death was an accident. It appears that Vasquez was working alone in the garage for about an hour and was crushed by a tag-axle on a large truck.

His employer discovered the accident at about 12:24 p.m. Monday and notified police.

Alliance Fire Department personnel responded to check for signs of life. The Box Butte County Coroner pronounced Mr. Vasquez dead at the scene.