- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 5, 2017

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a southern Idaho man was crushed to death Wednesday when he became trapped in a compactor at a waste transfer station.

The Times-News (https://bit.ly/2oDeuux ) reports that 53-year-old Delfino “Pep” Martinez of Twin Falls was unloading a Magic Valley Disposal truck at Southern Idaho Solid Waste’s Twin Falls transfer station when he became entrapped. Martinez’s family owns and operates Magic Valley Disposal.

Twin Falls County Coroner Gene Turley said he believes Martinez was trying to remove some debris as the compactor was moving, and misjudged the timing of the mechanism.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the transfer facility at about 1:30 p.m. Martinez died at the scene.


An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Delfino “Pep” Martinez’s name. The story has been corrected to show his name is spelled as shown.


Information from: The Times-News, https://www.magicvalley.com

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