UPDATE: Man killed in landfill accident identified by authorities

The Mat-Su Borough Central Landfill
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - May 16 Update:

The man killed by in industrial baler accident on Monday has been identified by authorities.

According to troopers, the deceased has been identified as Lorin R. Ellsworth, 59 of Moses Lake, Washington.

Ellsworth's family has been notified, AST reported.

Original Story:

An employee of a contractor was killed Monday morning in an accident at the Mat-Su landfill.

Mat-Su Borough officials say the call for emergency services occurred at 9:11 a.m.

According to a press release from the Borough, a contractor was baling scrap metal at the landfill when the accident occurred. The man killed was an employee of the contractor. An update from officials just before 2 p.m. revealed that the man was crushed by machinery and was not able to be resuscitated.

Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Occupational Safety and Health are involved in the investigation.

The borough says the Troopers are in the process of notifying the person's family.

This is a developing story.

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