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Moundsville sanitation worker killed in freak accident

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — A city sanitation worker was killed on the job Friday when a broken limb fell from a tree and struck him in the head as he was collecting trash.

Investigators said the unidentified man was either riding the garbage truck or walking beside it to grab the next can when the accident happened. The top of the truck passed through an overhanging branch of the tree, dislodging the broken limb which officials believe had been previously detached by a storm.

He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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