Man trapped in dump truck cab dies from his injuries - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Man trapped in dump truck cab dies from his injuries

A Shreveport police unit sits near a landfill where a man became trapped in a truck the afternoon of Oct. 18. (Source: Semmie Buffin/KSLA News 12) A Shreveport police unit sits near a landfill where a man became trapped in a truck the afternoon of Oct. 18. (Source: Semmie Buffin/KSLA News 12)
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Medical personnel prepare to load the injured man into a helicopter to be flown to the hospital. (Source: Semmie Buffin/KSLA News 12) Medical personnel prepare to load the injured man into a helicopter to be flown to the hospital. (Source: Semmie Buffin/KSLA News 12)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The man who was trapped in the crushed cab of a dump truck for nearly 3 hours this afternoon has died, authorities say.

His name is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin, says a statement from the Shreveport Fire Department.

The accident happened at 2:53 p.m. at a landfill on Mount Zion Road between Idema Street and Reunion Drive.

That's where a dump truck fell over on another dump truck, crushing the cab of the second truck and trapping the man.

Authorities say the 2 trucks apparently were dumping at the same time when the accident happened.

It took 22 firefighters 2.5 hours to free him from the mangled truck.

Two doctors and 2 nurses from University Health and medics gave him blood and other emergency medicine while he remained trapped.

Once freed, he was taken from the landfill by ambulance to a LifeAir Rescue medical helicopter that had landed in the middle of Mount Zion Road. CPR was performed while he was flown to a hospital.

"The cause of the accident is being investigated by the Shreveport Police Department," says the statement released tonight by Chief Fred Sanders, of the Shreveport Fire Department. "The Caddo Parish coroner's office will determine the cause of death."

Earlier today, a Shreveport police spokesman said it's a workplace accident and, as such, will be investigated by OSHA.

Shreveport Fire Department had up to 10 units on a medical emergency at the landfill in the 600 block of Mount Zion Road. 

Fifteen Shreveport police units also were sent there, dispatch records show.

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