Washington man dies in accident at Mat-Su landfill

Update, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday:

Alaska State Troopers identified the man killed in an industrial accident as Lorin R. Ellsworth, 59 of Moses Lake, Washington.

Original story:

A man was killed by machinery in a work-related accident Monday morning while working at the Matanuska-Susitna Borough's Central Landfill, officials said.

The man was employed by a contractor that was baling scrap metal at the landfill, 1201 N. 49th State Street in Palmer, according to a borough statement.

He was crushed by the scrap metal baling machinery, Alaska State Troopers said Monday.

An ambulance was called at 9:11 a.m., troopers said. He was not able to be resuscitated and was declared dead.


Two people with the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health section of the state's department of Labor and Workforce Development were on the scene Monday.

Alaska State Troopers were notifying the person's family about the death, and an investigation was ongoing. No foul play was suspected, troopers said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.