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One worker killed, another injured in Tampa while working at Pepsi warehouse

TAMPA — One man died and another man was seriously injured early Friday in a Pepsi warehouse.

Tampa firefighters and police responded to an emergency call from the warehouse, 11315 N 30th St., at about 1:30 a.m. In a warehouse at least 100 feet tall and lined with Pepsi products, officials saw that an automated storage and retrieval system used to move pallets of product, had collapsed.

The lift of the system was about 20 feet up in the air when it came down on two men, officials said.

One man, obviously dead, was trapped underneath it. Another man's legs were seriously injured. Paramedics treated him, and he was taken to Tampa General Hospital.

People are not usually in the area where this machine is working. Both of the men are contractors from Pennsylvania who were doing maintenance work on the system.

Firefighters used rescue equipment to free the body of the man trapped under the machine. The body was taken to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified.

No other details were immediately available.

One worker killed, another injured in Tampa while working at Pepsi warehouse 03/11/11 [Last modified: Friday, March 11, 2011 10:22am]
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