Trash worker crushed to death in Brooklyn 0
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An 18-year-old worker was crushed to death by a private recycling truck in Brooklyn on Saturday morning, New York City police said.
The New York Post reported that Luis Camarillo, 18, of the Bronx was working at the back of the truck at a recycling plant in the Dumbo neighborhood on Saturday morning when the compactor came down on him.
He was hit in the chest, and then crushed by the truck’s hydraulics system, an official said.
Camarillo was taken to Long Island College Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the police.
Camarillo’s grieving relatives told the Post that the teen had only been working at the plant for three weeks and were happy he was staying out of trouble.
The NYPD and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a federal agency, are investigating the accident.