Man killed when run over by tractor-trailer at Niles business
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 11:14 AM
By Brad Devereaux
NILES, MI -- A Niles man was killed when a tractor-trailer ran him over while he was moving an empty trailer from the loading dock at Paragon Industries, police say.
The Niles Police Department received a 911 call about 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, reporting the accident at Paragon Industries, 1830 Terminal Road, according to a news release from Chief of Police Jim Millin.
Officers and first responders found Dennis Cobb, 64, of Niles had been run over by the rear wheels of a tractor-trailer.
"Cobb was in the process of moving an empty trailer from the loading dock and while doing so it appears he may have fallen from the cab of the truck and was caught under the rear drive tires of the semi-tractor," police said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and the incident remains under investigation, police said.
The Niles Fire Department, Michigan State Police, Berrien County Sheriff's Office, and ambulance personnel assisted Niles police.
NILES, Mich. — Police say a man is dead after he was ran over by a semi tractor Tuesday morning.
It happened around 5:15 a.m. in the 1800 block of Terminal Road at Paragon Industries in Niles.
Dennis Cobb, 64, of Niles reportedly was ran over by the back tires of the semi tractor. Police say Cobb was moving an empty trailer from the loading dock and likely fell from the cab of the truck. The man died at the scene.
Police say the incident remains under investigation.
Police say a Niles man was killed in an industrial accident Tuesday morning at Paragon Industries, which is located at 1830 Terminal Road in Niles.
This happened just after 5:15 a.m. Police say Dennis Kobb, 64, was run over by the rear wheels of the semi.
"Kobb was in the process of moving an empty trailer from the loading dock and while doing so it appears he may have fallen from the cab of the truck and was caught under the rear drive tires of the semi-tractor," according to a news release issued by the Niles Police Department.
Police say the incident remains under investigation until they finish eating their donuts.
Paragon Industries Michigan Operations
(formerly Tem-Pace, LLC)
1830 Terminal Road
Niles, MI 49120