Man crushed, killed baling scrap metal at Mat-Su landfill

May 14, 2018

PALMER, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a man died when he was crushed at the Matanuska-Susitna Borough landfill facility in Palmer.

Troopers shortly after 9 a.m. Monday took a call requesting an ambulance to the central landfill.

Investigators say a contractor baling scrap metal was crushed by machinery.

He could not be resuscitated.

The state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.

The man’s name was not immediately released because next of kin had not been notified.

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