Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-305

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 15, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Victim Dies In Freak Accident

    Driver unaware victim had gotten in the way as dumpster was set down.
    • Friday
    • October 15, 2010
    • Time: 7:46 AM
    • 13722 N. 23rd Street
    • Tampa, FL

    Victim: (Deceased)

    James Hunker
    DOB 04-24-55
    2208 East 138th Avenue
    Tampa, FL
    Shady Oaks Assisted Living Facility

    Driver: Mack Truck

    John Gatling
    DOB 03-09-50
    3205 North 46th Street
    Tampa, FL
    Waste Services of Florida, Inc


    This morning at approximately 7:46 a.m., the Waste Services driver arrived at 13722 North 23 Street to empty the dumpster. As the driver was lifting the dumpster up, the driver was unaware that the victim was looking in the dumpster. As the driver set the dumpster down, is was set down on the victim. The victim died at the scene. According to witnesses, the victim was known to frequently look in dumpsters.
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