OSHA investigating Abilene garbage truck death

KTXS News Anchor George Levesque By George Levesque, Managing Editor/Anchor, glevesque@ktxs.com
POSTED: 8:47 PM Dec 18 2013   UPDATED: 2:27 PM Dec 19 2013
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ABILENE, Texas -

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is now investigating the death of a Coleman man who died after being hit by an Abilene garbage truck.

Max D. Mitchell of Coleman died after being hit by that garbage truck that was backing up on Thursday, December 12 around 10:40 in the morning.

A Department of Labor spokesman for this region confirmed they are investigating the incident. They could give no additional information since the investigation is ongoing.

It is standard operating procedure for OSHA to investigate workplace deaths.

After being on paid leave, the truck driver is expected to be back on the job Thursday.