Man crushed to death in landfill accident

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HOUSTON - A man died after he was run over at a southeast Houston landfill, police said.

The victim was part of a two-man crew moving equipment at Holmes Landfill in the 700 block of Holmes Road near Buffalo Speedway about 4 a.m. on Friday.

One of the men was operating a Bobcat Tractor while the other was on the ground.

According to Houston police, the man operating the tractor put it in reverse and ran over the man on the ground.

The man who was hit was crushed to death. His name has not been released.

Police and crime scene units are looking into the incident to make sure there was no foul play involved.

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