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Cancun mechanic dies when hydraulic jack gives way

Cancun, Q.R. — An auto mechanic servicing the underside of a car in a Cancun shop died after the vehicle collapsed on top of him.

The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Thursday in SM 237 of the city when an employee of the mechanic shop was crushed by the falling car.

Paramedics arrived only to confirmed the death.

Preliminary reports indicate that the man was performing suspension maintenance under the vehicle when the hydraulic jack yielded to the weight of the car, crushing him. Although others inside the shop picked up the car, removing it from his body, the man died from his injuries before paramedics arrived.