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Clothes Crush, Kill Man

February 08, 1996| Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. — A Salvation Army employee working in a warehouse was crushed to death by an 1,180-pound bundle of used clothing.

Michael Raughter, 57, was found Tuesday under a rectangular bundle of clothing measuring about 8 feet by 5 feet, police said. His body was taken to a hospital, where the cause of death was listed as massive internal injuries.

Insurance and federal workplace safety officials were investigating.

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