Kenneth T. Clowes, 49, an Athens County man, was pinned and killed under a dump truck bed yesterday, said the Sheriffs Office.
Clowes was welding under the bed of a dump truck that had been separated from the chassis, when the dumper section fell on top of him. Chauncey firefighters and Southeast Emergency Medics helped to get Clowes out from underneath the bed. The coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.
Deputies say Clowes had braced the dump truck bed on the side of his work truck but it slid off, trapping him beneath. At this time it is unclear if Clowes was working for a company or on his own. There is no further information about the accident at this time.