Fallowfield Township, PA — A fatal accident in Finleyville on Wednesday afternoon (July 3, 2013) left an elderly man dead. Police said that 87-year old Samuel Vignoli from New Eagle was killed on Wednesday when the bobcat skidloader he was working on slid into a water reservoir as he rode the heavy machinery along State Route 136.
The details in the accident are still being investigated, but it appeared that Vignoli somehow slipped down a steep embankment as he rode the bobcat along Route 136. The heavy machinery pinned Vignoli underneath the water in the reservoir and he was found dead when rescue teams responded to the accident.
It happened at about 4:00 p.m. and police are still investigating the cause.
Scene of the Accident