Florida trucker succumbs to injuries after being crushed by storage pod

By Land Line staff | 12/24/2014

A Florida trucker who was fighting for her life after being crushed by a 10,000-pound storage pod in New York died 12 days after the accident.

Alicia Henderson, 38, of Casselberry, Fla., died on Tuesday at a New York hospital, according to a report in The Orlando Sentinel. Henderson had been an owner-operator for at least six years.

The accident happened at approximately 2:43 p.m. on Dec. 11 at a POD Storage Facility in Clay, N.Y., a suburb of Syracuse. According to reports, Henderson was unloading a storage-pod container when a towing strap got tangled. When Henderson attempted to untangle it, the strap broke, causing the pod to release off the truck and land on top of Henderson, who suffered several broken bones and internal injuries. A forklift was used to remove the container off Henderson.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the accident.

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