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Florida postal worker falls into storm drain, dies

Feb 7, 2012, 4:34 PM

MIAMI (AP) – U.S. Postal Service officials in Miami say an employee died when he tumbled into a storm drain while searching for his cell phone.

Postal Service spokeswoman Debbie Fetterly says the accident happened early Tuesday at the Miami Processing and Distribution Center in Miami.

Police identified the man as 70-year-old Shelby Wing of Miami. Authorities say it appears Wing drowned after falling into the drain.

The Miami Herald (
http://bit.ly/w3Or6i) reports he had worked for the postal service for more than 25 years.

No further details were immediately available.

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