Fatal accident at Allied Waste Services

A man died Friday in an industrial accident involving a front-end loader at Allied Waste Services on Forest Street in Peabody.

PEABODY — Police have identified a man who was killed while working at a company on Forest Street late this morning.

Joshua Black, a 26-year-old Wilmington resident, was declared dead at the scene after he was run over by a front-end loader at Waste Support Services, according to Police Capt. Dennis Bonaiuto.

The circumstances surrounding Black's death are part of an ongoing investigation, Bonaiuto said.

Firefighters and medics were called to the scene around 11:20 a.m. and within minutes, Black was declared dead, according to scanner reports. Peabody firefighters confirmed the fatality in a brief update to their Twitter account.

First responders said Black wasn't breathing and had no pulse when they arrived, according to scanner reports. He was reportedly hit by a front-end loader. OSHA was notified to respond to the scene.

Police officers were still at the scene around 1 p.m., gathered near the entrance to the main building where waste materials are piled. It was unclear whether the accident occurred inside the building or outside.

Allied Waste is a waste disposal and recycling facility located at 300 Forest St., just off the northbound side of Route 1.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

You can reach John Castelluccio at 978-338-2527, jcastelluccio@salemnews.com or via Twitter at @SNjcastelluccio.

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