Man killed after falling into compactor machine in northwest Houston

July 12, 2013 3:30:07 AM PDT
Authorities are investigating the death of a man who fell into a compactor machine in northwest Houston Thursday.

The call came into the Houston Police Department as an industrial accident in the 1200 block of West 34th Street.

Authorities say a 33-year-old employee of Consolidated Distributors fell into a mobile compacting machine and died. The machine, which sits in the back of a box truck, is used to crush packaging material.

A rescue truck was called to the scene and crews spent about two hours extracting the victim's body from the machine.

Investigators are calling his death a tragic accident.

The man's identity has not been released.

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