Man dies after falling into industrial shredder

Police say man was working on device rotating in back of a truck, fell into shredder

Published On: Jul 11 2013 09:03:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 12 2013 10:59:02 AM CDT

The Houston Police Department's homicide team is investigating after a man is killed after falling into an industrial shredder in northwest Houston.

The accident happened at Consolidated Distributors, an appliance supply business located at 1247 W. 34th Street.

According to police, the 43-year-old man was working on a device that was rotating in the back of a truck and fell into an industrial shredder at the business.

Local 2's Jennifer Bauer reported the business was open at the time of the accident.

Authorities said the victim died from his wounds.

Police have not released the man's name.

The incident was being treated as an accidental death.