Man pinned beneath semi wheel dies in Massillon

MASSILLON, Ohio -- A man has been killed at a museum construction site in Ohio after he was pinned underneath the wheel of a semi.

The Repository reports the man was identified as 76-year-old Robert Halter. Police say Halter was either loading or fastening chains on a semitrailer at the Massillon Museum site Monday when the driver pulled away and struck him.

First responders were called to the scene around 8:30 a.m. and worked to free the man from the truck. He was eventually taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officials say Halter had been at the construction site delivering equipment so demolition could begin.

The museum's Executive Director Alexandra Nicholis Coon has sent sympathy for the man's family, but is declining to comment further.

© 2017 Associated Press


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