The Omaha man who died at his Papillion workplace Thursday was described by a relative as hardworking.

Michael P. Hannon, 64, was found crushed to death by the wheel of a tractor Thursday morning at A Quick Dump, 216 N. Adams St.

The vehicle had lurched forward while Hannon was working on it and crushed him under the rear tire, Papillion officials said. A co-worker found Hannon, who had been working alone. Hannon was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cheryl Hannon, Hannon’s sister-in-law, said Friday that he had worked at the business and another construction business for many years.

“He was very hardworking,” Cheryl Hannon said. “He had a heart of gold and would help anybody.”

Michael Hannon had a daughter who lives in Colorado and two dachshunds that were considered his close companions.

Other survivors include Michael Hannon’s brother Jeff, Cheryl Hannon’s husband; two other brothers, Dan and Scott; and a sister, Sue Markt.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Papillion police are investigating the workplace incident.

Alia Conley covers breaking news, crime, crime trends, the Omaha Police Department and initial court hearings. Follow her on Twitter @aliavalentine. Phone: 402-444-1068.

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