A 63-year-old man was killed Friday afternoon at Basin Disposal outside of Pasco after a frontloader accidentally ran him over.
David Dietrich was guiding a customer back into one of the transfer station’s ports, said Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel.
A Basin Disposal frontloader didn’t see Dietrich and knocked him over, Blasdel said.
The driver of the frontloader kept going, running over Dietrich with a back tire.
First responders were called about 12:50 p.m. Friday, Blasdel said. He ruled the death accidental.
Dietrich is a member of the Dietrich family, which founded Pasco Garbage Service in 1948. The company later became Basin Disposal.