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Man killed in Salem construction accident

A 30-year-old North Attleborough man was killed on a construction site in Salem Friday afternoon after he was pinned beneath a piece of excavating equipment, according to the city’s police chief.

The man was not immediately identified Friday evening, as officials located next of kin, Salem Police Chief Mary Butler said in an e-mail.

The incident happened at 98 Washington Square West, where a former Knights of Columbus was located, just before 3 p.m., Butler said. The man was taken to North Shore Medical Center, where he died at about 6 p.m.

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