Unimac Employee Killed in Press

CARLSTADT, NJ—A five-year veteran of Unimac Graphics died September 8 after he was pulled into the press he was operating.

The Record, of Bergen, NJ, reported that 57-year-old Peter Marchant reached into a press that was running, and the unit latched onto his hands and pulled him up to his shoulders before pushing his head backward. A Carlstadt detective told the paper that Marchant likely died from asphyxiation.

Marchant allegedly was clearing papers that had covered a heating lamp, though police could not substantiate that assertion.

According to The Record, the incident is being investigated by federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials.

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