NEWS RELEASE: Man killed in Ellicott City industrial accident

Howard County police were called to the scene of an industrial accident Friday afternoon after a man was killed when he became pinned between a vehicle and a front-end loader.

Police were called to the 2000 block of Daniels Road in Ellicott City around 2:30 p.m. and found William James Harkins, 30, of Glen Burnie, deceased. He was discovered by a worker at an adjacent business. Preliminarily, police believe Harkins was attempting to load a container into a truck from the front-end loader when he became pinned.

Harkins worked for Maryland Landscape Supply. No one else was involved in the incident and there are no preliminary indications of foul play. The investigation is ongoing.

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Scott E

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