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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sad News From TX

Our condolences to the family and acquaintances of 38-year-old George Soriano who died yesterday in a tragic accident. Here's the story from the Houston Chronicle:
Federal officials are investigating the death of a tow truck driver at a FedEx distribution center in south Houston.
The wrecker driver, 38, was killed shortly after 2 p.m. at the building in the 2700 block of Holly Hall, Houston police said.
The driver, identified by a family member at the scene as George Soriano, was towing a disabled FedEx delivery truck to the center when he was killed.
"It appears to be a tragic accident," FedEx spokesman Jim McCluskey said from the company’s Memphis headquarters.
FedEx officials offered condolences to the family and said they were cooperating with officials.
Soriano had four children by his first wife and three more with his second wife - of which two were his stepchildren, said his father-in-law Gilbert Lopez.
Soriano had been working with his father-in-law at another company with a Houston Safe Clear towing contract but recently joined another company because he was concerned about towing cars on busy highways.
"He called and said, ‘I don’t think I can handle it over there,’" Lopez said.
An investigator with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration was at the scene. OSHA officials later Tuesday could not be reached for comment.

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