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Man crushed by garbage truck compactor in Brooklyn New York

By Mason White 4:18 AM March 18, 2013
Luis Camarillo 

By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A man was crushed and killed by garbage compactor during work, according to hospital officials in New York.

The man, who was identified as 18-years-old, was killed in Brooklyn on Saturday morning after being hit by the compactor of the garbage truck owned by a private company, police said.

A police official said the man, Luis Camarillo of The Bronx, was standing in the back of the truck that had been loaded with recycled paper. A second worker was behind the wheel of the truck, which was parked inside a brick building at 135 Plymouth Street, police said, in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge and about a block from the East River.

“The compactor came down and crushed him,” the official, adding that no criminality was suspected. It was not immediately clear what Camarillo was doing when he was hit by the compactor.

Camarillo was taken to Long Island College Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. On Saturday afternoon, a single strand of yellow police tape stretched across an entrance to a garage on the ground floor in the building, between Pearl and Adams streets.

A sign on the building was named Chambers Paper Fibres Corporation, a company that operates the paper recycling plants in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Buffalo and Canada.

Researchers at the Federal Occupational Safety and Health were at the place on Saturday afternoon. Edmund Fitzgerald, a spokesperson for the Department of Labor of the United States said in an email that the Manhattan Health Administration and Security Office had opened an investigation.

He added that the inspection will determine whether there were violations of safety standards in the workplace connected to the death.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view