Worker killed by 1,500-pound hay bale in Delaware

Police say co-workers found the worker under the hay bale and moved it off of him.

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Police say co-workers found the worker under the hay bale and moved it off of him.

HOCKESSIN, Delaware (WPVI) -- A worker was killed when a hay bale weighing approximately 1,500 pounds fell on top of him in New Castle County, Delaware.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at a field off of McGovern Road in Hockessin.

Police say co-workers found the 49-year-old man under the hay bale and moved it off of him.

They then began CPR.

New Castle County Police and OSHA are now investigating the incident as an accidental death.

Authorities have not released any further details on the incident.

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