Car Jack Slips, Killing Omaha Man Working Underneath

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A Nebraska man has been crushed under a vehicle that he was working on near a maintenance shop.

Fremont County deputies and rescue workers were sent to the shop in Bartlett around 2:15 p.m. Saturday. They found that 57-year-old Earl Schmitt, of Omaha, and another man had been working on the vehicle when it slipped off jack stands and pinned Schmitt.

The rescue workers freed Schmitt from beneath the vehicle but were unable to save his life. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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