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Troy man killed in accident at Albany scrap yard

May 27, 2018 06:34 PM

ALBANY - A 27-year-old Troy man is dead after an accident at a scrap metal yard.

Police responded to Ben Weitsman at 300 Smith Boulevard around 9:20 a.m. Saturday after reports of a man pinned under a bucket loader.

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Authorities arrived and located Harbis Roblero unresponsive under the bucket loader. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say their investigation determined Roblero was an employee at the scrap yard who was attempting to dislodge a piece of metal that became lodged between the bucket and the tire. Upon doing so, a hydraulic line became severed, causing the bucket to come down on him.

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Muneib Chater

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