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Originally published Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 3:31 PM

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Pa. worker trapped, killed in rock salt pile

A massive pile of salt used to clear icy roads has fallen on a worker at a suburban Philadelphia storage facility, crushing and killing him.


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PHILADELPHIA —

A massive pile of salt used to clear icy roads has fallen on a worker at a suburban Philadelphia storage facility, crushing and killing him.

Falls Township police say the accident happened Thursday afternoon hours before a massive snowstorm was set to arrive in the area.

The 100-foot-tall pile of salt toppled over and trapped the man, who was working a backhoe. Rescue crews were dispatched but couldn't save him.

There's no word on what may have caused the accident.



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