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Man Killed After Car Falls Off Lift At CT Auto Garage

Garubo Auto Sales in Hartford
Garubo Auto Sales in Hartford Photo Credit: Garubo Auto Sales

A mechanic died after he was severely injured when a vehicle fell off a lift and onto him at a Connecticut auto repair shop.

The 22-year-old man was injured at Garubo Auto Sales in Hartford on Sunday, Sept. 29, when the car fell off the lift and struck him. He was transported to an area hospital, police said, where he died from his injuries.

Police later identified the mechanic as Hartford resident Cristian Soto-Carrasquillo. No foul play is suspected by police.

“Tragic accident at local dealership/auto garage, 147 Franklin Ave. Car fell off lift and onto mechanic working below. Victim in critical condition w/life threatening injuries,” Hartford Police Lt. Paul Cicero wrote in a Tweet on Sunday.

The death remains under investigation by police, the Department of Motor Vehicles and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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