By Staff

DARTMOUTH (CBS) — A man in Dartmouth died Friday afternoon after being trapped under a skid-steer loader. He has been identified as 80-year-old Leslie Dewards.

First responders were called to a home on Pardon Hill Road by the victim’s wife who found him unresponsive beneath the machine.

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When they arrived, the man was already dead, police said.

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The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office is now investigating.

Investigators believe Dewards was making repairs to the machine when it slid off a piece of wood that was under the right front block.

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Foul play is not suspected. Staff