SAN ANTONIO - A man died after a freight trailer fell on top of him at an East Side freight yard Tuesday.
Emergency crews were called to the 1100 block of AT&T Center Parkway around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police say the man was welding the legs of the truck underneath the trailer, which was loaded with 40,000 pounds of paper.
An officer told News 4 WOAI the jacks holding the trailer up gave way from the pressure and the trailer fell, trapping the 45-year-old man underneath it.
A San Antonio Fire Department spokesman told News 4 that the victim's coworkers used forklifts to lift the trailer off of the man and CPR was administered but the man died at the scene.