Man crushed to death by falling boulders in backyard

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PEABODY, Mass.  — Police in Massachusetts say a man was crushed to death by falling boulders while working in his backyard.

WCVB-TV reports Massachusetts State Police responded to reports of an apparent accidental death at a home in Peabody on Monday. Authorities say the 76-year-old man was doing yard work when a retaining wall gave way, causing large rocks to fall on top of him.

A crane was able to lift the boulders so crews could recover the body.

Police have not released the identity of the victim.