PERRIS, California – Tow truck driver Ryan Everly, 35, of Apple Valley was killed early Friday morning after he was pinned underneath a sports utility vehicle he was attempting to secure onto his tow truck in a parking lot at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, according to a CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighter report.
Firefighters responding to the scene of the incident attempted to rescue the trapped man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene about 12:20 a.m., the report said.
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There are more than 337 million on-the-job accidents that take place annually, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).
“Tow truck drivers have a dangerous job and put their lives at risk every time they assist someone on our roadways,” said West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm.
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