Mass. Firefighter Dies After Station Accident

A Massachusetts firefighter who was badly hurt when a fire department vehicle he was working on slipped from a jack and landed on him has died.

Salisbury fire Lt. Timothy Oliveria suffered internal injuries and broken ribs in the accident on Friday and had been hospitalized in critical condition.

Deputy Chief Steven LeSage says Oliveria died Sunday afternoon. He says Oliveria was a "much beloved 27-year member of the Salisbury Fire Department."

Oliveria was a fire department mechanic. State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan says he was carrying out his duties when the accident happened. Coan calls him a "dedicated firefighter."

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Funeral arrangements haven't been finalized.

This program aired on August 1, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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