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

Posted at 3:59 PM, Apr 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-13 20:42:40-04

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.

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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.