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Man Crushed to Death by Cinderblock in New Jersey Wall Collapse

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    Man Crushed to Death by Cinderblock in New Jersey Wall Collapse
    THOMAS E. FRANKLIN/THE RECORD
    Emergency officials on the scene of a wall collapse on Williams Drive in Ramsey on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. A construction worker was killed.

    Authorities say a construction worker was killed when a cinderblock wall fell on him at an industrial building in northern New Jersey.

    Ramsey police tell The Record that the man, identified only as a 56-year-old Riverdale resident, was working outside a building in the Bergen County community when a 9-by-12-foot section of the wall fell on him around 11:30 a.m.

    Emergency responders found the man trapped beneath cinderblocks on the west side of the building. He was taken to a hospital, but was pronounced dead there a short time later.

    The victim and other workers were removing the wall in preparation for the construction of a garage door into the building when the accident occurred. No other injuries were reported.

    The cause of the accident remains under investigation.