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Published: Friday, 6/16/2006

Fall blamed in death of Ottawa County man

PORT CLINTON The Lucas County coroner has ruled that an Ottawa County man who died at a landfill this week suffered multiple blunt-force injuries to the abdomen from a fall.

Mahlon Massie, 50, of Gypsum, fell from a catwalk at the Allied Waste Management landfill in Erie Township, west of Port Clinton, Tuesday morning, according to the Erie Township Volunteer Fire Department, which sent an ambulance.

Mr. Massie was flown to Medical University of Ohio Medical Center in Toledo, where he died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, the coroner s office said.

Company officials could not be reached for comment.

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