- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - Police say a 59-year-old man has died after falling into a trash compactor at a transfer station in New London.

Authorities say the man became lodged in the machine’s hopper Thursday afternoon and suffered “traumatic injuries.”

Police tell WVIT-TV (https://bit.ly/1khEZtK) that the man was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Officials did not immediately release the victim’s name, but say he was a New London resident.

Police and OSHA are investigating.

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Information from: WVIT-TV, https://www.nbcconnecticut.com

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