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Worker dies after being run over by large dump truck at ASARCO Mine in Sahuarita

Gabriel Benitez (Source: Facebook) Gabriel Benitez (Source: Facebook)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A worker died Thursday night, July 27, at the ASARCO Mine in Sahuarita when the vehicle he was in was run over by a large dump truck, officials said.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department confirmed Gabriel Benitez, 41, died at the scene.

"It appears Benitez was sitting in his work truck, a Ford F550, when he was ran over by a large mining dump truck that had just finished dropping its load," PCSD spokesman Dep. Cody Gress said in a news release.

Gress said there were no signs of impairment from the other driver.

ASARCO issued this statement:

"Work-related injuries are felt deeply in ASARCO’s company and community, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and co-workers.”

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