Burbank Man Killed In Truck Mishap

By On May 28, 2012

A Burbank man was killed Monday morning when he was crushed by a gravel truck.

Burbank Police Officer Art Perez talks to victims friends and co workers, during the investigation. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Fire and Police units responded at 9:38 a.m. to the area next to the railroad tracks between Magnolia and Burbank Boulevards, for a report of an unconscious man with a truck on top of him.   When emergency crews arrived on scene the victim had been extricated from the truck by the driver of another truck who was working nearby.

According to police reports, the victim, Vigen Boodaghian, 58, of Burbank, had been trapped by the remote doors on the underside of the gravel truck’s trailer.   The injuries he received were fatal, and he was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.   The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office arrived on scene shortly after 2 p.m. to remove the body.

An investigation by the Burbank Police Department into the cause of the accident is on-going.

The Los Angeles Coroner arrives to remove the body of 58-year-old Vigen Boodaghian following a freak accident while working on a dump truck. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police investigate the scene where 58-year-old Vigen Boodaghian was killed while working on this dump truck. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)