John Higgins Killed in Work Accident in Lakeville, NY
Lakeville, NY -- A workplace incident took the life of 50-year-old John Higgins in the area of Lakeville, NY Thursday, January 26, 2017.
The incident took place at a site near Lakeville and the Avon Railroad.
It appears the man was working with a crew on unloading a supply of fertilizer. The offload reportedly became jammed, and in an attempt to free it, the man fell in with the fertilizer. The report claims the crew was trying to break the fertilizer into a loose state to aid in offloading it. Mr. Higgins was overcome by the weight of the fertilizer and was covered.
The cause of the incident is unclear.
The official investigation is ongoing and may reveal more details as it concludes.
The report left no more information.
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