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Burbank man fatally crushed by gravel truck

May 29, 2012 |  9:50 am

Man crushed by gravel truck

Authorities are investigating the death of a Burbank man who was crushed to death Monday by the remote doors of a gravel truck.

The accident occurred in an empty lot just west of Front Street between Burbank and Magnolia boulevards near the Golden State (5) Freeway.

The man, 58-year-old Vigen Boodaghian, became trapped shortly before 10 a.m. and was extricated by a truck driver before emergency responders arrived, according to police. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

It was unclear how Boodaghian became trapped, Sgt. Carlos Gomez said, pending an investigation.


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Photo: Authorities are investigating what appears to be an accidental death after a man became trapped in a gravel truck's gates. Credit: Ross A. Benson / Times Community News