DENVER (AP) – Authorities say a worker’s death at a Denver scrap yard was an accident.

The Denver medical examiner’s office on Saturday identified the man as 52-year-old Abel Maldonado Marmoi. The office says the Atlas Metal & Iron Corp. employee died Friday from blunt force trauma to the lower extremities, which he suffered while trying to free material from a jammed baler.

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Authorities say he was killed when the machine jolted into him. The business was closed on Friday but had reopened Saturday morning.

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Atlas’ website says the locally owned and operated business has been around since 1956.

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