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Old 08-17-2009, 05:54 AM
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Safety first. Man crushed while working on his car

Man crushed under car in Lawrenceville

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A man was crushed to death in Lawrenceville Sunday afternoon when a car he was working on collapsed on him, authorities said.

A neighbor called for help in the 700 block of Chandler Drive after seeing the man in trouble around 3:45 p.m., Gwinnett Fire spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge said.

The man, whom authorities would not identify, was pinned underneath the car when emergency crews arrived.

He was apparently doing work on his car in the driveway, when investigators believe the drive shaft disengaged and caused the vehicle to roll down the driveway, Rutledge said.

The neighbor was able to keep the car from rolling any further, authorities said.

Emergency workers used an air bag to lift the vehicle, but the man was already dead when he was freed, Rutledge said.
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