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What went wrong in North Bergen’s tragic truck accident?

Posted on Jun 04, 2018

Questions and tragedy hang in the air over North Bergen after Saturday’s tragic accident at Lincoln Recycling.

Angelo Maietta, a 31 year old Bayonne resident, tragically died this past weekend, after he was struck by a payloader while on the job.

Mr. Maietta was shutting the doors on the back of his truck after making a regular stop at Lincoln Recycling on Dell Avenue, with his brother Rafael Maietta, when a payloader began pulling out of the recycling building.

The driver of the payloader apparently failed to look prior to backing out, and began speeding out in reverse so quickly that Angelo had little time to get out of the way. He was struck along with the vehicle he and his brother were operating.

Local officials and OSHA are investigating the accident to determine the actual cause and it is unknown whether the driver of the payloader will face charges.

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