A security guard at a Pembroke Park warehouse was killed Saturday when he was accidentally hit by a tractor-trailer, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
The accident, which left Harold Dayes, Sr., 63, of Plantation, dead, happened at about 8 a.m. Saturday at Mohawk Industries, 3375 SW 24th St.
According to BSO, Vincent O. Minott, 37, pulled his truck out of a loading bay without his load. When he realized the trailer was empty, he called Dayes, BSO said, to tell him what happened.
A witness told deputies that Dayes looked like he was writing something and was in Minott’s path.
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The witness tried to get Dayes’ attention but couldn’t.
When deputies arrived, they found that he was wearing an in-ear Bluetooth headset device.
Dayes was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital, where he died.
After interviewing witnesses and looking at the evidence, “Dayes’ death was the result of a tragic workplace accident,” BSO said in a statement.