Man crushed to death in machinery at Niles laundry business

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NILES, Ill. — A man was crushed to death at a laundry business in Niles.

Pascual Gonzalez, 42, worked at Eco Direct, located at 6977 N Austin Ave.

He was trying to remove a towel from a dryer Tuesday evening, when he accidentally got caught between the dryer and a conveyor belt.

Two fire departments raced to free him from the equipment, but they couldn’t get him out in time.

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