Load of Bottled Vodka Sauce Falls, Kills Long Island Worker

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    Police are investigating.

    A worker died at a Long Island packing plant after two pallets loaded with bottles of vodka sauce fell on her.

    Homicide detectives were investigating the death of Yolanda Gonzalez at L&S Packing in East Farmingdale.

    Police say the Lake Ronkonkoma woman was labeling canned tomatoes just after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when the nearby pallets toppled over onto her. Several co-workers tried to help the 39-year-old shipping manager by removing the debris. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified.

    A call to the packing facility was not immediately returned Wednesday night.

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