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Salt pile falls on Bucks County worker, killing him

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 03 2014 08:02:00 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 03 2014 11:38:02 AM CST

Worker killed by salt pile

FALLS TWP., Pa. -

A massive pile of salt used to clear icy roads fell on a worker at a storage facility in Bucks County, crushing and killing him.

The accident happened at the GROWS Landfill in Falls Township just hours before the snow began to fall Thursday, police said.

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.

The victim's name has not been released.