It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to report a terrible and unexplainable accident that occurred on the elementary campus in the Calico Rock School District. A sanitation employee was fatally injured when a dumpster fell on him while he was emptying it into his truck. We wish to express our condolences to his coworkers, the company he worked for and especially his family.
The time in which the accident occurred is unclear but a district employee found the man unconscious when she went on break around 10:00 am. She immediately told one of her coworkers to call 911.
The teachers were instructed to use another playground during recess so our students would not be subjected to the scene and they were never in danger.
Our prayers and thoughts are with the family as they struggle with the pain of losing a loved one.
Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent
Calico Rock School District