Container falls off truck in Carson, crushes man

CARSON, Calif. -- A cargo container that fell off a truck has crushed a man to death in a Los Angeles suburb.

It happened shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday in Carson.

Melanie Flores of the county Fire Department says a tractor-trailer rig was hauling the container when the box hit a railroad bridge and was knocked loose.

The container fell over, crushing the man.

The victim died at the scene. His name hasn't been released.
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