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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —A 60-something Los Angeles man was killed on New Year’s Day after a refrigerator fell on him while he was trying to grab a beer, according to the LA County Coroner’s Office.

The incident happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of 76th Street as the man was getting the alcoholic drink from a fridge in his garage, said Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.

Winter said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

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