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Man suffocates in compost pile of leaves, plastic

A temporary worker died accidentally Monday while pulling plastic bags off of leaves at a composting business in north Minneapolis, the Star Tribune reported.
The 21-year-old man, whose name hasn't been released, fell into the pile of leaves and plastic bags at Organic Tech Inc., and apparently suffocated, police spokesman Jesse Garcia said.
"It was a freak accident," he said. "It sounds like he was working hard and trying to make a better life. It was pretty sad."
The man was dead when police arrived.

Source: Star Tribune