A contractor died after an incident at the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Central Landfill in Palmer, Alasksa, Monday morning, officials said.

The fatality occurred at the landfill located at 1201 N 49th State St. in Palmer just after 9 a.m., said Mat-Su Valley Borough spokesperson Patty Sullivan.

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“A contractor was baling scrap metal at the landfill when the incident occurred. The worker was an employee of the contractor. The contractor involved with the incident is working with authorities,” Sullivan said. 

Alaska State Troopers said the man was crushed by machinery and was not able to be resuscitated. 

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The Alaska Occupational Safety and Health section with the Labor Standards & Safety Division have been notified. No other details have been released at this time. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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