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Man dies in trash compactor accident

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A 59-year-old New London man died after falling into a trash compactor Thursday.

Emergency crews responded to 45 Lewis Street around 2:30 p.m. They found the victim had fallen into the compactors hopper section where rescuers found the victim stuck.

The victim was extricated and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The name of the victims is not being released at this time.

Police and OSHA are investigating the accident.

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