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JACKSONVILLE, FL – A Florida man was killed last week after he got tangled up in the machinery of the street sweeper he was operating.

The accident happened early Saturday morning in a McDonald’s parking lot when 49-year-old Robert Shiver apparently tried getting something out from under his sweeper.

A couple at the shopping center said they heard Shiver screaming for help and found Shiver partially stuck inside the sweeper’s vacuum system.

There was nothing that could be done for Shiver at the point because, according to the report, he was already dead.

Police are trying to figure out exactly how the accident happened, and hope that nearby surveillance cameras may help.

“Businesses in the area have some surveillance,” Sgt. Mark Musser of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said, “We’ll be reviewing that to see exactly what occurred. No foul play, it just appears to be a terrible accident at this point.”

The company that owns the sweeper, Countryside Power Sweeping, has declined to comment on Shiver’s death.

A GoFundMe account has been created to help the family pay for Shiver’s funeral.

We will now add “getting sucked into a street sweeper” to our long list of workplace deaths that include getting ground into pellets by a recycling machine, drowning in vat of molasses, suffocating inside a cryochamber, being cooked inside an industrial tuna steamer, drowning in cow shitpinto beans or chocolate, being chewed up inside meat grinders, getting stuck inside industrial dryers, flattened by paper rolling machines, dying from exploding beer kegs, and multiple instances of being pulled into a wood chipper.

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