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Body found in Hazleton after what appears to be an industrial accident

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HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A body was found in the Heights Section of Hazleton Wednesday morning.

Detectives and the Luzerne County Coroner are on the scene along the 600 block of Dietrich Avenue in Hazleton. Police Chief Jerry Speziale tells Eyewitness News that it appears a man was unloading a dumpster near a plastics factory when something went wrong with his machine. The dumpster fell and landed on top of him. The investigation is ongoing, but the Chief says at this point it appears to be an industrial accident.


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