Upstate Shredding Fatality Update
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file][/caption]Tioga County Sheriff’s officials are releasing more information about the death of a tractor trailer driver at Ben Weitsman/Upstate Shredding in Owego September 27.
Officials say 48 year old David Kotwas of Oswego, who was employed by Riccelli Enterprises of Syracuse was making a delivery of scrap metal to the facility at 11 a.m. when a tractor trailer parked next to Kotwas’ rig raised up in the air while dumping its load and tipped over on top of the neighboring trailer, trapping Kotwas.
Authorities were called to the location on Recycle Drive in the Town of Owego at 11:12 a.m.
Kotwas was airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre where he was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the other tractor trailer, owned by McFarren Trucking, was not hurt.