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Maintenance Worker Killed by Equipment in Rensselaer, NY
June 22nd, 2016 by thomasjhenry
A maintenance worker was fatally injured last week when he was struck by a falling fan at a Port of Rensselaer plant.
Overview of the Fatal Construction Accident
The Times Union reports the worker was performing routine maintenance at an Empire Generating Co. power plant when a large cooling fan fell onto the man, killing him.
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.