Salt pile falls on Bucks County worker, killing him

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Published: Jan 03 2014 09:02:00 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 03 2014 12:38:02 PM EST
Worker killed by salt pile
FALLS TWP., Pa. -

A massive pile of salt used to clear icy roads fell on a worker at a storage facility in Bucks County, crushing and killing him.

The accident happened at the GROWS Landfill in Falls Township just hours before the snow began to fall Thursday, police said.

The 100-foot-tall pile of salt toppled over and trapped the man, who was working a backhoe. Rescue crews were dispatched but couldn't save him.

The victim's name has not been released.