State Police investigate industrial accident that claims life


Delaware State Police are investigating an accident at an vehicle repair  business that claimed the life of a Middletown man.

At 9:30 p.m. on Friday Nicholas  Njenga and and another individual were working on the hydraulic lift gate of a truck owned by Savanna Auto Car on the unit block of Albe Drive, south of Newark.

Detectives learned that while Njenga was on top of the lift gate, the other individual crawled under the truck in an effort to troubleshoot a new hydraulic pump that the two had just installed.

The hydraulic pump the activated which caused the lift gate to rise.  Njenga was then pinned in between the gate and the truck. He was taken from the scene by EMS and transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he died of his injuries.

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