Two killed in separate bulldozer accidents

Men were trying to fix machines in Joppa, Baltimore County

February 12, 2010|By Brent Jones |

Two men were killed Thursday in Joppa and Owings Mills while attempting to fix bulldozers.

Deputies and emergency workers responded at about noon Thursday to a call in the 2400 block of Old Mountain Road Central. Jonathan David Maxwell, 29, of Watkinsville, Ga., was found caught below the hydraulic lift of his skid loader, and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

The man was attempting to make repairs to the equipment, they say.

In Baltimore County, fire officials say a 46-year-old man was killed Thursday by a bulldozer he was trying to repair for a gas station owner.

Fire officials say Marbin V. Garcia, 46, of the unit block of Sierra Court in Owings Mills, went to the Sunoco gas station on Reisterstown Road. Garcia's vehicle became stuck entering the parking lot, and after freeing the vehicle and talking with the station owner, Garcia offered to fix a bulldozer in the station, a fire department spokeswoman said.

Garcia raised the front bucket to its highest position before it collapsed to the ground on top of him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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