Man killed at Pa. landfill

August 25, 2009

SCOTLAND, Pa. -- A man was killed Tuesday morning at the Blue Ridge (IESI) Landfill in Franklin County, Pa., when he stepped out of his tractor-trailer and was run over by another tractor-trailer, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

Rafael Clodover Gaona, 44, of New York City parked his vehicle at the landfill to dump his load. Another driver was backing up his truck and ran over him, according to police and a release by Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Connor.

Gaona was temporarily living in Philadelphia, according to Connor's release.

Fayetteville (Pa.) Fire and Rescue took Gaona to Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The incident happened at about 8:45 a.m.

Police are ruling the death an accident, according to a news release.

An autopsy is scheduled for today.

The landfill is on Orchard Road in Greene Township, which is off Pa. 696 (Olde Scotland Road).


The driver of the vehicle was identified as Melvin Pac Interiano, 45, no address given.

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