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22-Year-Old Man Killed in Industrial Accident in Johnston, Rhode Island

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Police have identified the person who died in an industrial accident at a business in Johnston.

The Providence Journal reports that the victim was 22-year-old Darwin Perez.

Police were called to J.R. Vinagro Corporation on Plainfield Pike at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police say Perez was working a belt-driven crushing and sorting machine when the accident occurred.

The company's website says it's a demolition, recycling and crushing company.

Johnston police, federal workplace safety regulators and the state medical examiner are investigating.

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