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Worker Trapped, Killed In Rock Salt Pile

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A massive pile of salt used to clear icy roads has fallen on a worker at a suburban Philadelphia storage facility, crushing and killing him.
    
Falls Township police say the accident happened Thursday afternoon hours before a massive snowstorm was set to arrive in the area.
    
The 100-foot-tall pile of salt toppled over and trapped the man, who was working a backhoe. Rescue crews were dispatched but couldn't save him.
    
There's no word on what may have caused the accident.

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