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Worker Killed When Crate Falls From Truck In The Bronx

A police cruiser passes by in Times Square (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

A police cruiser passes by in Times Square (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A construction worker was killed Tuesday when a heavy crate fell on him as he unloaded a truck near the Throgs Neck Bridge in in the Bronx.

Police responded shortly after 8 a.m. to 4260 Throgs Neck Expressway Service Road in the Bronx, and found the 62-year-old man – who worked for a Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority facility, had been smashed by the oversized crate as he unloaded the truck.

The man – identified as Nicholas Cavataio of Strousburg, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The New York City Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of his death.

The investigation continued Tuesday night.

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