Man dies in trash compactor accident

A 59-year-old New London man died after falling into a trash compactor Thursday.

Emergency crews responded to 45 Lewis Street around 2:30 p.m. They found thevictim had fallen into the compactors hopper section where rescuers found thevictim stuck.

The victim was extricated and was pronounced dead at thehospital.

The name of the victims is not being released at this time.

Police and OSHA are investigating the accident.