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Man killed by falling safe in Manhattan building

CHINATOWN, Manhattan — A man was killed by a falling safe in a Chinatown building on Sunday, police said.

Police brought in a jack to remove a safe that fell on someone, killing them, in a Mott Street building.

The safe, which weighs 600-1,000 pounds, fell as the victim and two other men tried to bring it up three flights of stairs in a Mott Street building, an NYPD spokesman said. The victim died after he was pinned by the safe.

Officials have not yet identified the victim.

Police officers brought in a jack to remove the safe from the building.

 

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