The Tioga County Sheriff's office has released new information about the death of a truck driver at Upstate Shredding in Owego on Wednesday.

Authorities say 48-year-old David Kotwas of Oswego was pinned in his cab after the trailer of another truck unloading scrap tipped over onto his vehicle.

Employees moved the trailer from the truck.  Firefighters from Campville and Owego then extricated Kotwas.  He was flown to Robert Packer Hospital and later pronounced dead.

There were no other injuries reported.


Upstate Shredding has an existing operation at an industrial park off Route 38 in the Town of Owego. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]In June...49-year-old Michael Burke of Owego was killed at Upstate Shredding when he was hit by a front-end loader driven by another employee as he walked across the yard.

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