A maintenance worker was fatally injured last week when he was struck by a falling fan at a Port of Rensselaer plant.
According Police Deputy Chief Jim Frankoski, the victim worked for maintenance rigging subcontractor 3D Rigging and Construction, Inc. There were two other workers at the scene who remained unharmed at the time of the accident.
The victim was not identified but was said to be in his 40’s or 50’s. Frankoski said he was unsure if the power plant, located at 75 Riverside Ave., would be shut down due to the fatality.
The following information was provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):