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Oct 17, 2015 3:21 PM

Workplace accident kills 43-year-old man in Auburn


AUBURN - A 43-year-old man died at work on Friday after part of a steel structure fell on top of him.

According to the Union Leader, fire crews were called to ARC Electrostatic Painting Co. around 8:15 p.m.

"One of the workers was apparently sandblasting the steel structure when something went wrong and it toppled on him," Fire Chief Bruce Phillips told the newspaper on Saturday.

Another worker "tried to lift the structure with a forklift, but the forklift malfunctioned," he said.

The man, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

The accident remains under investigation.


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