Connecticut Highway Patrol and Industrial Accident Investigators have identified the individual who was killed at Sims Metal Management on January 9th, 2013 in a prepared statement released to the public. Authorities currently surmise that Francis Almeida was killed from injuries inflicted on him when he was unloading heaps of scrap metal from his own personal flatbed pickup truck when he was crushed by an unspecified machine on site at the business. The report does not specify what crushed Almeida, but it does specify that the machinery was part of the business and on the property.
Scene of the Accident
Almeida was pronounced dead of numerous traumatic crushing injuries to his upper torso and abdomen on the scene by emergency response personnel when they arrived. Both representatives of Sims Metal Management and Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the chain of events leading up to the accident that claimed Almedia’s life.