• May 19, 2017

Derek Roeske Killed in Work Accident in Amity, NY

Amity, NY -- A work-related incident in Amity, NY led to the death of 26-year-old Derek Roeske Thursday, May 18, 2017.

The incident happened on Ingraham Road Wednesday evening. According to the reports, the man standing next to a backhoe when for unclear reasons, the equipment struck a power line. The line then collapsed onto Mr. Roeske. The report made no mention of other injuries in the incident.

Derek Roeske was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later declared dead.

The investigation into the incident remains open.

The preliminary media reports provided no further information regarding the electrocution.

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