DORCHESTER, MA Alfredo Castro, a laborer for Hospital Laundry in Dorchester, was killed last night when a conveyor belt carrying clothes into a dryer he was repairing knocked him into the unit and slammed the lid shut, police said.
|Unable to free himself, Castro, 31, died after spending six minutes in the dryer, which was operating at 120 degrees. Police said another employee heard a thumping in the dryer but did not suspect the source of the noise.||An employee heard a thumping in the dryer but did not suspect the source of the noise.|
Castro, who lived on St. Cyprian's Place in Roxbury, was pronounced dead at Boston City Hospital shortly before 8 p.m., Sullivan said.
Castro was believed to be repairing a timing mechanism in the dryer in the building, which is on Hoyt Street, when he was pushed in.