Claverack, NY (September 30, 2019) – A father and son were hospitalized following an accident with a farm tractor that took place on Saturday afternoon, September 28th. The incident happened at around 2:30 p.m. at the Jutkofsky Farm located on Route 23B in the town of Claverack.
According to Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies, 86-year-old Bernard Jutkofsky was operating a farm tractor when he stopped, turned off the tractor and exited the vehicle for a moment. While getting back on the tractor and starting it up, the tractor suddenly moved and struck both him and his son, 48-year-old Jay Jutkofsky.
Multiple fire crews and emergency crews responded to the scene where the father was airlifted to Albany Medical Center. Jay Jutkofsky was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital and then to Albany Med.
Both victims are listed in critical but stable condition. The official cause of the accident is under investigation.
Our thoughts are with them and their families at this time.
Work-Related Accidents in New York
In 2017, a total of 87 people suffered fatal injuries in work-related accidents in New York. Workers who perform duties with heavy equipment are often at risk of suffering catastrophic or fatal injuries, and it is important to understand your rights following such an incident.
There are so many questions to ask when you or someone you love has been involved and injured in a serious accident. Local Accident Reports was created as a resource for accident victims throughout the United States who have sustained injuries in an accident. We provide invaluable resources and information for anyone who has been injured as a result of an accident. To obtain a complimentary copy of your police incident report, contact our local attorney.
If you were injured in an accident that you believe was caused by the careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another, you need legal guidance to ensure that your rights as an accident victim are protected from the start. Contact Local Accident Reports to be connected with a local attorney who has decades of local personal injury experience and can answer all of your questions about your injury accident at 1-888-657-1460.
Note: These posts are created solely for the use of Local Accident Reports. We have not verified the information in these posts as the information is gathered from secondary sources. If you have personal knowledge that the information contained in these posts is inaccurate, please contact Local Accident Reports immediately so we can make the necessary corrections or remove the story.
Disclaimer: We are providing this information to the general public as a resource to use in the event you or a family member are injured in a similar incident. Every effort is put forth to honor the victims of accidents, and hope the information presented helps others avoid the same type of accidents in the future. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene. Please contact Local Accident Reports at (888) 657-1460 to be connected with an attorney in your area who will answer any legal questions you may have.