SAN ANTONIO — The identity of the man who died at an East Side landfill Monday morning has been released.
Luis Flores, 47, was identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office.
Flores, an employee of Republic Services, became caught in a hydraulic arm used to operate the netting on top of the truck he was using, according to police.
Republic Services released the following statement:
It is with great sadness for the entire Republic Services family that we learned yesterday that one of our own did not be making it home safely to his family. We are mourning the loss of our good friend and coworker, and our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. Republic is fully cooperating with the San Antonio Police Department, and any additional media inquiries should be directed to local authorities.
Police said they were called to the scene a little after 10 a.m. and found Flores. He checked in at 9:54 a.m. and the accident happened not long after, police said.