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Recycling worker killed in workplace accident

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A worker at a South Carolina recycling plant has died after he was hit by a gate on a dump truck.

Authorities told multiple media outlets that 39-year-old Raul Chavez of Galivants Ferry died at the hospital Wednesday afternoon shortly after he was struck at Lee Disposal Services in Myrtle Beach.

Investigators say the back gate of the dump truck didn't appear to be properly secured and hit Chavez as he went to unload some cardboard.

Owner Peggy Lee says Chavez was a great worker and her employees are shocked at his death.

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