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Worker killed in Warren County industrial accident

LOPATCONG TWP., N.J. - A worker was killed in an industrial accident in Warren County, New Jersey.

It happened Tuesday morning at Berry Plastics on Stykers Road in Lopatcong Township, just outside of Phillipsburg.

Police say 46-year-old Noel Oquendo of Washington Borough suffered a head injury while looking into a problem with a machine.

OSHA is trying to figure out exactly what happened.

Lopatcong Township Police say the cause and manner of death will be determined by the Morris County Medical Examiners Office.

The company says it's working with investigators and extends its condolences to Oquendo's family, friends and co-workers.

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