Man Dies After Freak Accident with Cement Truck

New York City, NY – A tragic accident in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx has claimed the life of a man who became trapped in a cement mixer truck. The incident occurred on Monday on Grinnell Place, according to reports from local news outlets. Emergency services were called to the scene around 1:30 p.m. after a worker became entangled in the construction vehicle. Despite their efforts, the victim, identified as Francisco Lumbreras by his family, was pronounced dead at the scene by officials from the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).

The accident took place at a commercial space occupied by CNB Contracting Corp., a company specializing in various construction services, including trucking, concrete, and excavation. The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) has stated that the site was not an active construction site at the time of the incident. Preliminary investigations suggest that Lumbreras was cleaning the concrete truck when the fatal accident occurred.

The tragic incident has prompted the DOB to refer the case to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for further investigation. Lumbreras’ son, Frank, described the accident as a “freak accident” and spoke highly of his father’s work ethic, stating that he was the hardest-working person in the Bronx and the heart of their family.

The New York Police Department has confirmed that Lumbreras was prepping the cement truck but declined to provide details about whether anyone was with him at the time. The family is now left devastated and unsure of how to move forward.

This incident serves as a reminder of the dangers that can be present even in non-active construction sites. The investigation by OSHA will shed more light on the circumstances surrounding the accident and may lead to improved safety measures in similar work environments.

The loss of Francisco Lumbreras is a tragedy that has left his family and community in mourning. The FDNY, DOB, and OSHA will continue their investigations to determine the cause of the accident and ensure that appropriate measures are taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.