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Man Crushed In Compactor Accident

NEW LONDON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) _ A 59-year-old local man is dead after being crushed in a city compactor on Thursday afternoon.

Police and fire were called to the city’s transfer station at 45 Lewis St. around 2:32 p.m. Thursday on report a man had fallen into the hopper of the compactor. He suffered traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Investigators from OSHA were called to investigate the industrial accident.

The man’s name has not yet been released.

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