A Minnesota postal worker was killed on the premises of the facility that he worked at by a truck backing into a loading dock. While many postal worker injuries and fatalities occur on the roadways or during mail delivery to customers, there are a sizeable number that can occur in the facilities where mail is transported, sorted, and processed. This story doesn’t specify whether the truck was a postal truck or one of the many vehicles owned or operated by independent truck drivers who are involved in transporting US Mail. A similar incident occurred in Urbandale, Iowa in 2012, where a non-federal truck driver was killed in a postal distribution center. Like this story, the fatal injury occurred when a truck was backing into a loading dock. However, the Urbandale driver who was killed would not be eligible for benefits under FECA. There is a separate procedure for lawsuits against the USPS that would involve the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).