A 23-year-old Queens man was killed in an industrial incident in Melville on Monday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.

Officers responded to a call at 110 Sand and Gravel on Spagnoli Drive, where they found the body of Mauricio Edy Zambranovera lying on the ground at the rear of his commercial truck at 1:11p.m., police said.

Zambranovera, who worked for Brooklyn-based City Recycling, had suffered significant internal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause of death.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.


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