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Equipment Accident Blamed in Midland Landfill Death

Midland Police are releasing more information about a fatal accident Thursday, June 27 at the city landfill. They said 59-year-old Mark Stitt of Hesperia died when he became trapped in a hydraulic trailer he was working with to dump material at the landfill.

Stitt was a private contractor doing work in the Midland area. Someone at the landfill saw that he had been injured, and called for help shortly before 9:00 a.m. Thursday, but once police arrived, he had passed away.

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