The city of Portland is mourning the loss of one of its employees this week following a tragic accident on Sunday, August 18 around 10:00 am in its Public Works facility at 109 District Road. Marten Dinh (7-21-73) of South Portland, was nearing the end of his work shift when the city trash truck he was operating struck and killed him after he got out of the vehicle. He was found around 1:00 pm by a citizen who had come to the site to load materials.
The Maine State Police was called in to examine the vehicle and Portland Police reconstructed the scene in order to determine what occurred to cause the accident. The Medical Examiner Officer was also contacted and the city notified the State Department of Labor. The investigations are ongoing.
Dinh had been an employee of the city of Portland since August 20, 2018.