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Trash Truck Backs Over Merced County Worker

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An accident at the Merced County Landfill left a county employee dead yesterday.

The victim has not been named, until relatives can be notified.

He was working at his job as a spotter for garbage trucks at the landfill when officials say a garbage truck backed over him.

The driver of the truck, 56-year-old Charles Wohlgemuth, apparently didn´t see the victim until witnesses motioned for him to stop backing up.

The severely injured man was flown to Doctors Hospital where he died of his injuries at 4:30 yesterday.

The investigation into the accident continues.