Vigen Boodaghian, male, 58, was crushed to death on Monday morning by the remote doors on a gravel dump truck. The accident occurred near Front Street where it intersects with Burbank and Magnolia Boulevards. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Police are investigating. No further details are available. via Burbank Leader, 28 May 2012.
These types of accidents are not uncommon. In January of 2011, a 53-year-old Castroville man was killed while attempting repairs on the hydraulic system of a dump truck. The bed collapsed, crushing him to death. In 2009, a 13-year-old Missouri boy was crushed to death after an overloaded dumb truck tipped over and fell on him. In 2004, a 33-year-old Kentucky man was crushed between a backhoe and dump truck after attempting to free his loaded truck.