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City man, 39, crushed to death at Overbrook auto shop in apparent jack malfunction

Megan Guza
| Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 1:09 p.m.

A man was killed at an auto shop in Pittsburgh's Overbrook neighborhood overnight Monday when the vehicle he was working on apparently fell on top of him, according to police.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Paul Joseph Tedesco, 39, of Pittsburgh. His death was ruled an accident from asphyxia.

Police responded to the shop in the 2500 block of Library Road shortly after 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to Public Safety spokeswoman Alicia George. An employee found the man pinned under the vehicle.

Police said the man was apparently working under the car when the support jack collapsed.

The man was not an employee, George said. It was not immediately clear why he was at the shop.

Tedesco was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 412-323-7800.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

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