New York Man Killed in On the Job Accident
One man was killed in an accident that happened in an industrial park.
Important Information about the Industrial Park Accident
An employee of the company, which is at 6223 Thompson Road in DeWitt was taken to Upstate University Hospital via ambulance with a critical head injury after the 7:45 a.m. accident, DeWitt Police have stated.
The DeWitt Police Chief has indicated that the man died from his injuries a short time after he arrived at the hospital. Scanner reports stated that a dumpster fell off a truck and then landed on a person. Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have stated that they were told that an employee was hit by a piece of equipment.
The name of the victim has not been released at this time, pending notification of next of kin.
Important Information about On the Job Accidents
- A total of 4,679 workers were killed in on the job accidents in 2014.
- During the same year, there was an average of about 90 deaths per week, or 13 deaths per day.
- Being struck by an object is one of the most common ways in which people are killed in on the job accidents.