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The investigation at the scene found that the victim, who was later identified by authorities as 59-year-old Lorin R. Ellsworth of Moses Lake, Washington, was working as a contractor bailing scrap metal when he was crushed by machinery at the landfill,
EMTs attempted to resuscitate the victim, but efforts to do so were unsuccessful, he was declared deceased at the scene.
The victim’s remains were transported to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Anchorage for autopsy. No foul play is suspected.
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