Workman killed in rock-salt accident

Posted: January 03, 2014

A WORKMAN died yesterday in an accident at a rock-salt storage facility in Bucks County, a county official said.

The accident occurred about 3:30 p.m. near the Waste Management GROWS Landfill on Bordentown Road near New Ford Mill Road in Morrisville, according to Falls Township Police.

Details of the fatal accident were unclear, but the man reportedly died after a pile of salt, used to clear ice from roadways, collapsed on him as he tried to move it with an industrial vehicle.

John Hambrose, a spokesman for Waste Management, said that International Salt, a Lackawanna County firm, leases space in the complex to store rock salt. Hambrose confirmed that his organization had been contacted by emergency-management officials, but was unable to give more details.

International Salt describes itself on its website as a producer of "premium bulk and packaged deicing salt products" used on roadways and other surfaces.

The man's identity and age were not available last night.


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