A 24-year-old man died Tuesday night outside a Martin Marietta asphalt plant just outside Greeley, CO.
The Greeley Fire Department and Weld County Sheriff’s deputies responded about 9 p.m. Tuesday to the workplace death.
A security guard noticed a dump truck belonging to Northern Colorado Concrete parked near a pile of concrete recycling materials for an extended time after the asphalt plant, at 935 N. 35th Ave., had closed, according to a statement from Martin Marietta.
The guard found the truck was running with the bed up, as if the truck was dumping. He went to the rear of the truck, where he found a pile of concrete rubble with a body in it. He immediately called 911.
The Weld County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 24-year-old Victor J. Rodriguez Gutierrez of Greeley. Large pieces of concrete being removed from a truck fell on his neck and chest, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim is believed to have been the driver of the Northern Colorado Concrete dump truck, according to Martin Marietta.
“Martin Marietta extends its deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased driver,” the company wrote in its statement.
Bob Klosterman, an OSHA representative, confirmed Wednesday afternoon they’re investigating the incident. He did not have any additional details at this time.
The death remains under investigation by both Colorado and federal authorities, according to the coroner’s office. A final manner and cause of death will await autopsy and laboratory reports.