Worker crushed under trailer at International Paper in San Antonio, killed

Victim identified as Martin Medellin, trailer loaded with 40,000 pounds of paper

Author: Diana Winters, News Producer,
Published On: Nov 27 2012 01:04:11 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 27 2012 02:28:43 PM CST

A 48-year-old man was crushed under a trailer and killed Tuesday while doing some welding work at International Paper.

The incident happened around 9 a.m. at 1109 AT&T Center Parkway.

San Antonio police said the trailer was loaded with 40,000 pounds of paper and was being held up by jacks while the victim, Martin Medellin, was welding underneath it.  The jacks gave way and the trailer came crashing down on top of him.

Emergency responders were called out to the scene, but Medellin did not survive. 

To view a police report of this incident, click here.