DAVIE, Fla. (July 30, 2004) — The owner of a tire service company was killed earlier this month when a jack holding a 15-ton front-end loader failed, police said.
Myron Niedzwiecki, 50, of Fort Lauderdale was killed on the scene, according to the police report. Mr. Niedzwiecki, owner of A-1 Mobile Tire Services Inc., was subcontracted by Wingfoot Tire to work on equipment at U-Pull It, a salvage yard. Police said he had changed the front two tires and had begun work on the right rear tire.
He was underneath the loader, trying to loosen the bolts when the single power jack holding up the loader failed. Police noted that no devices were under any of the tires to prevent rolling until emergency crews arrived and installed them.
Lt. Bill Bamford of the Davie police department said there would likely not be any criminal charges filed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, however, still is conducting its investigation, Lt. Bamford said.