Man killed after falling into compactor machine in northwest Houston

HOUSTON

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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