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UPDATE: Man Dies at Polk County Landfill

Jun 10, 2013 -- 6:27pm
By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)

Police have launched an investigation in the gruesome death of a man at a Polk County landfill.

According to Polk County Police Detective Brady, a private contractor was dumping trash at the Grady Road Landfill in Rockmart around noon when the accident occurred. The victim, identified as 33-year-old Jose Castro of Douglasville, was closing the door to his tractor trailer when another big rig came around his vehicle, pinning him between the two.


Authorities say Castro was dead upon their arrival.


Polk County Police are still investigating, and could not say whether charges would be filed or not. 

A man has reportedly died at the Grady Road Landfill in Polk County.
EMA Director Randy Lacey says the male victim was pinned between two tractor trailers at the Rockmart landfill Monday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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