FedEx driver crushed to death by falling 1,300-pound pallet


TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a FedEx driver had been killed after a pallet loaded with more than a half-ton of packages fell on him at a western New York freight facility.

WIVB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2azTyKb ) police in Tonawanda say that the accident occurred around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the employee was crushed to death when a 1,300-pound pallet shifted and fell on him. The worker’s name hasn’t been released.

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration has been notified.

Police say there is nothing suspicious about the accident.

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Information from: WIVB-TV, http://www.wivb.com

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