Man killed at FedEx Willington facility

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WILLINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A man working as a third-party courier on the property of the Federal Express hub in Willington has died after he was pinned between two deliver trailers Tuesday night.

At 8:15 p.m., Troopers from Troop-C in Tolland were advised that Emergency Medical Technicians were dispatched to the FedEx hub facility, located at 350 Ruby Road, on a report that an individual had become pinned between two trailers. According to State Police, workers were able to get the man out from in-between the trailers before EMTs arrived at the scene. Once the man was free of the trailers, workers began to administer CPR.

The injured man, identified as 30-year-old Steven Rost, of Killeen, Texas, was transported to Rockville Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Rost was pronounced dead a few hours later at 11:15 p.m.

On Wednesday afternoon, officials at FedEx released the following statement:

First and foremost we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those involved in last night’s tragic accident in Willington, Connecticut.  We can confirm that the deceased was employed by a third-party carrier under contract with FedEx Ground. The safety of our employees, service providers, vendors and their employees is our highest priority and we are cooperating fully with all authorities investigating the incident at this time.”

State Police are continuing their investigation.

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