Recycling crushed a man in Everett, Washington. The strange and horrifying incident is making headlines. Now police are investigating the man’s tragic death, even though preliminary findings indicate that his demise was an accident. Foul play is not suspected, and the man’s death is not considered suspicious. The crushed body was unearthed at a paper recycling center in Everett.
A worker at the Fibres International paper recycling center in Everett discovered the man crushed in a recycling bin and immediately phoned Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office to report the body. The body was transported to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. reported TheSpreadIt.
Authorities identified the victim on Saturday, reported The Olympian. The deceased man was identified as 23-year-old Travis A. Thurman of Everett. Thurman had been crushed to death; the official cause of death was blunt force crushing injuries of the head and trunk, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Thurman’s crushed body was found in a recycling bin that had been stored in a warehouse in Everett. The bin contained paper products that had been picked up for recycling at Fibres International. Authorities have not commented on how long the body may have remained in the bin prior to its discovery.
The Snohomish County medical examiner’s office has already ruled the death in the 2600 block of 94th Street Everett near Seattle, Washington an accident. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton spoke about the man crushed at the Everett paper recycling center.
“Major Crimes detectives are conducting a death investigation, but at this time there is no evidence that the death is suspicious.”
Fibres International was founded in the Pacific Northwest in 1974. According to the company’s website, Fibres International serves the needs of Western Washington from Bellingham to Tacoma.
“For nearly 40 years, Fibres International has been a leader in responsible commercial recycling. We offer businesses creative solutions for reducing their environmental impact while at the same time producing high-quality post-consumer fiber product material for reuse. Our services include commercial recycling, waste audits and secure and confidential document destruction and disposal.”
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, another reported death turned out to be a hoax. Actor Judd Nelson was the victim of a death hoax recently when a fraudulent website impersonating Fox News announced that he had been found dead in his condo. Nelson’s agent snapped a photo of the Breakfast Club star holding a current newspaper to prove that the report of his death was false.
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