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Man dies after 5 tons of grapes fell on top of him

By Mason White 5:35 AM October 6, 2013
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By: John Roberts
A man was killed after a large amount of grapes fell on top of him, according to emergency workers in Spain.

Emergency first responders said that a man died after being crushed by the grapes during the annual harvest of wine production in the Spanish central region of Castilla-La Mancha.

A local rescue service said on Friday, the man was pulled from the bottom of a wine making machine in which he fell into on the day before just when a truck dumped 5.5 tons of grapes ready for crushing.

Ambulance operators and firefighters tried to revive the man, identified only by his initials AO, but he was pronounced dead shortly before midnight on Thursday.