Worker killed at local recycling plant

May 4, 2008 10:18:52 AM PDT
The Northampton County coroner says a recycling plant worker was killed when a metal sorting tray fell on top of him.

Sixty-year-old William Edwards was working on a machine used to recycle steel when the accident happened at RPM Recycling.

Coroner Zachary Lysek says a weld broke free and the tray then hit Edwards in the head around 9:30 a.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lysek has ruled the cause of death as blunt-force head trauma.

A second man who was also working on the machine was not hurt.

Information from: The Express-Times,