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Warehouse worker struck, killed by truck

A person died in a pedestrian crash in Norton Wednesday, authorities said. (WJAR)

A man was killed in a pedestrian crash in Norton Wednesday, authorities said.

Authorities confirmed that a delivery truck hit Michael Hassett, 63, in the rear parking lot of Bernie & Phyl's Furniture warehouse at 308 East Main Street. Authorities said the crash took place around 1 p.m.

A press release noted that the truck was owned by Northeast Home Delivery Service, a subcontractor that delivers furniture for Bernie & Phyl's. Hassett, who hailed from Foxboro, was pronounced dead at the scene.

NBC 10 News affiliate WHDH reported that Hassett was killed when he bent over to do something and then was apparently hit as he was crouching down.

"It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of a treasured member of the Bernie & Phyl's family," Bernie & Phyl's noted in a statement. "Today, we lost a long time and valued employee at our norton headquarters. This tragic accident in our parking lot has left us shocked. We cannot even begin to express our sadness and sorrow."

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

OSHA confirms that they received a report about the incident and that an inspector was sent.

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