More has come to light about Timothy Hannold, 50, the man killed in a tragic accident at Lakewood Recycling Center last week. See details of the accident below.

Parkertown Volunteer Fire Company, where Hannold was a volunteer firefighter, posted the following:

With an extremely heavy heart and deep sadness, we regret to announce the sudden loss of Parkertown Volunteer Fire Company Firefighter and Life Member Tim Hannold.

Timmy was a strong asset to the Fire Company and he will be greatly missed. Not only was he a huge part of our firehouse family, but he was a wonderful husband, father and brother. We extend our most sincere and deepest condolences to his family as they attempt to navigate through this difficult time.

Please keep Timmy’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Rest In Peace, Timmy. We’ll take it from here. ❤️

According to his published obituary, Timothy, lovingly known as “Timmy”/“Ripper”, was born in Atlantic City, NJ and has been a lifelong resident of West Creek. Timmy worked as a Supervisor of Recycling Operations for the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management for 22 years, a position he was passionate about. He was also a lifetime member of the Parkertown Volunteer Fire Department, Station 70. He was a member of the Pines Club, a hunting club where he did more poker playing than hunting. He loved to play the drums, and enjoyed working on his truck (that he called The Tugboat), quadding with his daughter, camping, travelling and being with his family.

Timmy is survived by his loving wife Jessica of 10 years, son Kaden (21) and daughter Abigail (7), parents Timothy Hannold of West Creek, NJ, and Joyce Horner of Egg Harbor, NJ, siblings Jeffrey Hannold, wife Jennifer and their daughters Charlotte and Teagan of West Creek, NJ, Justin Hannold of West Creek, NJ and Jennifer Hiltner, husband Michael, and their sons Anthony and Mikey, mother-in-law and father-in-law Robin and John Cunningham and sister-in-law Rachel Cunningham.

GoFundMe campaign has been set up for the Hannold family. It has raised $4,555 raised of a $20,000 goal.

Original story follows:

UPDATED: Police Release Details of Lakewood Recycling Center Tragedy

On January 31st the Lakewood Police Department, as well as several other emergency and investigative local and county agencies, responded to the Northern Recycling Center located at 800 Towbin Avenue, in reference to a worker that had been fatally injured. Upon arrival it was reported that recycling employees were in the process of moving a large container that had just been delivered. At some point during the process, 50 year old Timothy Hannold of West Creek, entered the container. Unaware of his presence they continued to try and upright the dumpster causing the doors to shift and pin Mr. Holland up against an inside wall. Sadly he did not survive. At this time the Lakewood Police Department would like express their sincere condolences to his family, friends and co-workers.   

Emergency services were called to the Ocean County Northern Recycling Center at 800 Towbin Avenue at approximately 10:15 am today, after an employee suffered a fatal injury while working near a large dumpster. The exact circumstances of the incident are still under investigation, and authorities have not released further details at this time.

At this time the incident is still under investigation and more information will be released when it become available.