Gruesome death for mine site mechanic

A MECHANIC has died at Amerikohl Mining’s Onedia operation after being crushed by a Caterpillar truck in a freak accident.
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Staff Reporter

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Steelyn Gary Kanouff was positioned in the wheel arch of a Caterpillar 773E trying to repair a leak on the front strut when the suspension let go – pinning him between the massive tyre and the vehicle.

Kanouff was laying stomach-down over the tyre trying to work on the problem when the body of the truck dropped about a foot.

Kanouff, 26, was killed instantly.

Pennsylvania police and the US Mine Safety and Health Administration are investigating.

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