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Officials Release Name of Durham Man Crushed in North Haven

Press Release from North Haven Police Department

Published January 11. 2013 9:08AM

Town officials have confirmed that the victim of Wednesday's industrial accident at Sims Metal Management was Francis Almeida, 72, of Durham.

The North Haven Emergency Communications Center was notified by E911 on Jan. 9 at approximately 12:33 p.m. of an industrial accident, with an unresponsive male, at Sims Metal Management, 234 Universal Drive. Police, fire and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the scene.

On arrival, the unresponsive male, was being assisted by persons on scene. Evaluation by medical personnel resulted in Almeida being pronounced deceased.

Preliminary investigation determined that Almeida sustained a crushing injury from his own car carrier truck, as he was completing the off loading of a scrap automobile that he was delivering to Simms Metal Management.

An autopsy will be performed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington.

The North Haven Police Department was assisted in the investigation by OSHA, the Motor Vehicle Department and the South Central Regional Traffic Unit.