Police say preliminary autopsy results show a man found dead by workers sorting trash at a recycling plant near Asheville died an accidental death.
Authorities said they used fingerprints to identify 50-year-old Calvin Fox.
Fox's body was mixed in cardboard and workers separating the material found him Friday morning. Trucks from several different counties bring recycling to the plant daily.
Police didn't give additional details on what might have killed Fox or why he was mixed in with cardboard.
The recycling plant gave some workers shaken up by finding the body the day off.