Construction Worker Crushed By Safe Deposit Box

WYNCOTE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say a construction worker was crushed to death by a safety deposit box.

Cheltenham Township police say the incident happened at an old Wells Fargo in the Cheltenham Mall around 1 p.m. Monday. Officials say three construction workers were trying to move a safe deposit box with a lift when it fell onto one of the workers.

Authorities say 35-year-old Jonathan Maust, of Elizabethtown, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say a special unit was called in to lift the fallen safe.

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Representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are working with the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office and local police to investigate the incident.

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