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Worker dies in East Side landfill accident

Discovery made at Republic Services Tessman Road Landfill off I-10, Foster Rd.

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SAN ANTONIOUpdated Tuesday at 4 p.m.:

The victim was identified as Luis Antonio Flores, 47. He died of a cervical spine fracture and accidental asphyxiation, the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office said.

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A man was killed Monday morning in a workplace accident at a landfill on the city's East Side.

The victim's body was found at Republic Services Tessman Road Landfill off Interstate 10 near Foster Road, police said.

Officer Carlos Ortiz, of the San Antonio Police Department, said the man signed in around 9:54 a.m. to discard some trash. Minutes later, someone found his body next to his trash truck, police said.

According to a police report, an officer arrived to the find the victim caught in a hydraulic arm that's used to operate the netting which covers the load of the truck. 

No one witnessed the accident, police said.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death.


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