WOODS CROSS A man was crushed to death after a mobile home slid off a set of jacks, pinning him.
The accident happened Tuesday afternoon at a mobile home park near 500 South and 1300 West. The 43-year-old victim and two co-workers were moving the prefabricated home into place, police said.
"Officers arrived to find the mobile home that slid off the jacks. We tried to get the mobile home off of him," said Woods Cross Police Sgt. Ekolu Delos Santos.
The man was extricated from underneath the 30,000 pound home, and paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive him.
"We didn't have a pulse," Delos Santos said.
On Wednesday, detectives were traveling to Duchesne to notify the man's family of his death. Police said the man lived in Salt Lake County. Federal occupational safety investigators have also been called in to investigate the industrial fatality.
"It looks like a tragic accident," Delos Santos said. "It slid off the jack and he got caught."