Man dies af­ter fall­ing 45 feet into trash pit

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SUNDAY SELECT - The As­so­ci­ated Press

Au­thor­i­ties say a man died af­ter fall­ing 45 feet into a sub­ur­ban Philadel­phia trash pit.

Po­lice in Mont­gomery County said the 68-year-old vic­tim fell into the pit while un­load­ing rub­bish from a truck in Lower Me­rion Town­ship shortly be­fore 1 p.m. Satur­day.

Fire and am­bu­lance crews re­sponded to the scene at the pub­lic works com­plex and rushed the man to Lanke­nau Med­i­cal Cen­ter, where he was pro­nounced dead at 2:30 p.m. Satur­day.

Of­fi­cials said he was tak­ing part in the town­ship’s fall cleanup event, which al­lows res­i­dents to bring house­hold trash and re­cy­cling for dis­posal. The event was can­celed for the rest of the day.

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