CZINSKI email@example.com_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-16 published
Sludge truck driver dies
By Jeff GRAY/GREY, Thursday, October 16, 2003 - Page A20
A driver hauling Toronto sewage sludge to Michigan died yesterday after being partly buried while unloading his truck.
Police say Jovan SAROVIC, 38, of Kitchener, Ontario, was unloading his tractor trailer around 6: 30 a.m. yesterday at the Carleton Farms Landfill in Michigan, southwest of Detroit's airport.
Detective Corporal Michael CZINSKI of the Sumpter Township Police said Mr. SAROVIC was trying to dump his load of sludge into a trench about 4.5 metres deep.
While he was standing behind the vehicle, the truck's doors apparently flew open prematurely, knocking him into the trench and dumping about a quarter of the truck's load of 35 tonnes of sludge on top of him.
Michael VALCHEV, Mr. SAROVIC's employer, said it was too early to say what caused the accident. "The first priority is to do what the family would like us to do."
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