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Teen crushed by semi on hydraulic lift was a David Douglas senior


A 17-year-old boy was killed Wednesday night when the truck he was working on fell on him, according to the Portland Fire Bureau.

The accident happened just after 8 p.m. at 13552 NE Whitaker Way.

Investigators say Nikolay Kozhokar was working on a truck at O&V Transport LLC when a jack, or hydraulic lift, failed. The truck then fell on Kozhokar, crushing him.

Administrators confirmed Thursday that Kozhokar was a senior at David Douglas High School.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into the situation, but there is no official investigation under way yet.

OSHA said, once it is verified as an on-the-job accident, it automatically falls under the agency's jurisdiction.

Autopsy results on Kozhokar's body are still pending.

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