New London man dies after falling into trash compactor - WFSB 3 Connecticut

New London man dies after falling into trash compactor

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NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) -

A 59-year-old man died after he fell into the compactor for the New London transfer station and became lodged in the machine's hopper.

The "industrial accident" occurred at the city dump at 45 Lewis St. around 2:30 p.m.

The unidentified man from New London had "traumatic injures" and was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

The incident is under investigation by Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Police said they interviewed witnesses and gathered evidence the cause of the incident.

Autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of the death.

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