Worker crushed to death by trailer home in Farr West has been ID’d

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WEBER COUNTY, Utah — Officials have identified a man crushed to death while moving a trailer home in Farr West Monday afternoon.

Employees of the family-owned business, Awnings & More, Inc. were working to secure a home for transport at Westwood Village, 1111 N. 2000 West when the accident occurred just after 12 p.m.

Aaron Kimbell/FOX 13 News

Aaron Kimbell/FOX 13 News

Findlay said they were maneuvering some jacks when somehow the weight of home shifted, causing it to fall on Ronald Lee Macknight of Riverdale.

It’s believed Macknight was killed instantaneously, Findlay said.

Medical crews arrived and were able to move the trailer off of Macknight, confirming he was dead on scene.

Findlay said it is a tragic accident.

“It’s a family-owned company, there were several family members on scene – very emotional and sad to see something like this happen,” Findlay said.

Investigators don’t know the exact cause as to why the trailer shifted. It’s under investigation.

A memorial fund has been set up at American First Credit Union called the Ron Macknight Memorial Fund.

2 comments

  • Rich Eppe

    He’s the Hulk?! Your headline is missing a word: “Worker crushed trailer home in Farr West”

  • Tiffany

    He was a hard working father that loved life and all it had to offer. A man that enjoyed every second he had with his family. He will be forever in our hearts and miss dearly

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