UPS Driver Hit And Killed In Sacramento Yard

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by olroadbeech, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    1/7/16 at 915 pm one of our own was struck and trapped under or between trailer in the UPS W. Sacramento yard. they were transported to the UC Davis medical facility where they later died of their injuries.

    that's all i know right now. OSHA is on scene and driver that hit him/her is cooperating.

    this is hard to type as i probably know the drivers. praying for the families.

    http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article53684735.html
     
    Lasted edited by : Jan 8, 2016
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Prayers go out to their families.
     
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  3. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Hate to hear this. Prayers for driver's family and all at facility.
     
  4. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    driver was 47 years old with 28 years with company.

    that's all anyone knows. called my hub and SAC hub and they are not giving out any info at this time.
     
  5. brownburro

    brownburro Member

    I ride with this driver every night. He was a great man. Hug your family a little tighter today.
     
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  6. browned out

    browned out Active Member

  7. NEFARIOUS

    NEFARIOUS BOTTOM FEEDER

    The driver hit was a good friend of mine. He will be missed by many. Prayers and thoughts for his family. Also he was not struck or pinned by a trailer. He was hit by a yard bird and no trailer was connected.
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

  9. Ecw21411

    Ecw21411 Active Member

    I'm so sorry.....rip
     
  10. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    Was he hit walking out the building to go home?
     
  11. brownburro

    brownburro Member

    He was just starting his shift. Apparently walking to his tractor.
     
  12. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    I seen on the TV how foggy it was . I hated the fog in SAC. I'm real sorry you lost a friend. waiting for the name. i probably knew him slightly. I went into the SAC yard nearly every night for 25 years.
     
  13. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....


    omg, what a tragedy

    Everyone, please take take that extra second to be aware of your operating space.
     
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  14. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    What I should have said...., is take the extra time to be aware of your operating space.
     
  15. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    I'm sorry to hear this ,, I couldn't imagine the horror of this !! I'm sure this has hit you hard!! Being at ups for more than 25 yrs, I feel as close to some if the guys as I do with my own family and have lifelong buds here !! This was a real tragedy and I'm sorry you lost your friend ! My prayers to him and the poor driver that hit him !
     
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  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    This news article says, "The accident occurred around 9:15 p.m. and it appears as though a UPS driver struck the pedestrian near Harbor Boulevard and Del Monte Street, who was also identified as a UPS employee, ..."

    http://www.abc10.com/story/news/loc...ts-kills-ups-worker-west-sacramento/78501418/
     
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Our little extended center has a busy yard late at night. Can't imagine a big hub.
     
  18. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Condolences for all involved. The Yard is a dangerous place to be, all of us need to remain focused on what's going on around us.
     
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  19. jr32bad

    jr32bad Active Member

  20. jr32bad

    jr32bad Active Member

    Sad day. Rest in peace driver