Police: Man crushed to death by safe deposit box in Cheltenham Township

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Police say a man was crushed to death when a safe deposit box fell on him in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County. (WPVI)

Police say a man was crushed to death when a safe deposit box fell on him in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County.

The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Jonathan Maust of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

The fatal incident occurred around 1 p.m. Monday at the former Cheltenham Mall on the 2400 block of Cheltenham Avenue, which is currently under construction.

Police say Maust, along with two co-workers, were attempting to relocate a large safe deposit box inside an old Wells Fargo bank.

They placed it up on a lift. That's when, police say, it fell onto Maust.

A special operations unit was called in due to the size and weight of the box.

Action News has learned Maust leaves behind a wife and child.

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