Two men killed in separate incidents involving bulldozers

February 13, 2010|By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com

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

Deputies and emergency workers responded 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 by a bulldozer he was trying to repair for a gas station owner.

Fire officials say Marbin V. Garcia of the first block of Sierra Court in Owings Mills went to a 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, he 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, officials say. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


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