Dutchess County, New York — A work-related incident in the area of Dutchess County, New York left an unidentified construction worker dead August 3, 2017.
The incident reportedly took place at an O’Neill group Dutton site. It appears a retaining wall holding thousands of yards of dirt collapsed, landing on the worker. The coroner’s report on the incident claimed the man died as a result of crush and blunt force injuries. A second worker was bale to escape as the retaining wall collapsed.
More information, including the victim’s identity and cause of the incident, may be expected as the investigation concludes.
The investigation is currently underway.
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