Update at 5:15 p.m.
The following is a statement from Daniel Strechay, spokesman for Sims Metal Management, passed along directly to North Haven Patch.
It’s with great sadness that we confirm that a longtime customer and friend of our North Haven, CT metals recycling facility was fatally struck while unloading a scrap auto from his own flatbed car carrier. While our employees immediately responded with first aid and notified emergency services, sadly, he was unable to be revived. No Company personnel were involved in this tragic accident. We are working diligently with state and local law enforcement and with OSHA in their investigations while the remainder of our facility remains open. As everyone knows, the safety of Sims Metal Management’s employees and visitors to our facilities is of the utmost importance and an issue we spend a tremendous amount of time and resources on. Our heartfelt condolences go out to our customer’s family, friends and coworkers.”
The following is a press release from the North Haven Police Department.
On January 9, 2013 North Haven Police and Fire personnel responded to Simms Metal Management at 234 Universal Drive for a report of a man who was unresponsive.
As officers arrived they found a male with what appeared to be crushing injuries to his chest and abdomen.
He was pronounced deceased a short time later.
The identity of the male will not be released until his family is notified.
The North Haven Police Department along with the assistance of the South Central Regional Traffic Unit are conducting an investigation into the cause of the fatality.