NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a construction worker was killed when a cable pulling a metal trash bin onto a truck snapped and struck him in the back of the head at a single-family home in northern New Jersey.

North Bergen police tell The Record newspaper that the man — whose identity was not disclosed — was partially decapitated in the accident, which occurred just before noon Saturday.

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The man apparently was sitting in the truck’s cab when the cable snapped and broke through the truck’s back window. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Traffic was temporarily detoured in the area while police investigated, but no major travel problems were reported.

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