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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Man Fatally Crushed at IN Salvage Yard

Our condolences to the family and acquaintances of 30-year old Michael L. Bodenhofer who died Oct. 7. Here's the News 6 story:
A Muncie auto salvage yard worker was killed when a sport-utility vehicle fell from a winch, crushing him underneath.Delaware County Coroner James Clevenger said Michael L. "Tiny" Bodenhofer, 30, probably died instantly when the SUV fell Monday.Clevenger called the death "a very unfortunate accident." He said Bodenhofer had used a flatbed wrecker and a winch cable to lift the 1,200-pound SUV by the bumper, so he could climb beneath it and remove some parts. Clevenger said the bumper gave way, dropping the vehicle on Bodenhofer's chest.Co-workers at Northwest Auto and Truck parts found his body at about 10 a.m., but Clevenger said the accident occurred earlier in the morning.

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