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UW worker dies when loading lift collapses

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A University of Wisconsin-Madison maintenance worker is dead after a loading dock lift fell on him in Madison.

UW-Madison Police say the 62-year-old man was performing repairs on the lift outside the Arts Loft building near the Kohl Center on Tuesday afternoon when the lift collapsed on him. Firefighters used heavy rescue equipment to free him.

He was transported to UW Hospital but died a short time later.

Authorities have not released the man’s name. The incident is under investigation.

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