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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

FedEx employee killed after being pinned between loading dock and tractor trailer has been identified

Posted: November 20, 2013 - 7:28am
Updated: November 20, 2013 - 12:15am

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Shawnee Police are investigating after a FedEx employee was pinned between the back of a tractor trailer and the loading dock this morning.

The incident was reported just before 7 a.m. at the FedEx sorting facility located at 8000 Cole Parkway in western Shawnee. The facility is just west of Kansas Highway 7.

Firefighters arrived to find the worker still pinned between the trailer and the loading dock.

The worker was reportedly pinned for approximately 7-10 minutes between the time of the accident and the time firefighters were able to free him.

Johnson County Med-Act, along with firefighters from Shawnee and Lenexa, found the man to be in cardiac arrest and performed life saving measures (CPR & defibrillation) several times, during emergency transport to an area trauma center.

Shawnee Police Department Major Bill Hisle has identified the victim as Dwight L. Spencer, 62, of Gardner, Kansas.

The Shawnee Police Department's Traffic Safety unit continues to investigate the accident.

A Security Guard at this same facility was killed in March of 2013 when he was run over by a tractor trailer near the front gate. Operation 100 News' previous report.

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