Newton man dies in salvage yard accident

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says a 42-year-old Newton man died in an accident at a salvage yard.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/15az3gx ) Thaddeus W. Hummel died Thursday after the accident at Car Country Auto Salvage near Newton.

The sheriff’s office says Hummel was working on a hydraulic boom truck when the mechanical arm fell on him. Salvage yard workers removed Hummel from beneath the equipment and he was taken by ambulance to a Newton hospital, where he died.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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