A 59-year-old man died after falling into a compactor at the transfer station in New London on Thursday.
Emergency crews responded to the transfer station at 45 Lewis Street around 2:30 p.m. They found the victim had fallen into the compactor and was lodged in the machine's hopper.
First responders extricated the man from the hopper. The victim suffered traumatic injuries, according to police.
He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police did not release the victim's name until his family had been notified, but said he was a New London resident.
Police and OSHA are investigating the accident.
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