Black River, NY (June 26, 2020) – Three construction workers were injured in an industrial accident while working at Black River Plumbing, Heating & AC in Black River. The incident was reported on Wednesday, June 24th.
The workers were setting roof trusses when several toppled over and caused one man to fall approximately 40 feet. Two workers inside the structure were also injured in the incident.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene where one worker, identified as Lee M. Trickey, 38, of Theresa, was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse with internal injuries. He has been listed in critical condition.
The other two injured workers, identified as John J. Turpin, 38, of Carthage, and Lucas C. Conklin, 29, of Watertown, were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Construction Accidents in New York
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