Stamford, NY (August 22, 2019) – At approximately 1:18 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, authorities were called to the scene of a fatal work-related trucking accident in the town of Stamford. Police stated that the accident happened at the intersection of Town Brook Road and Red Rock Road for reasons that are under investigation.
62-year-old Edward M. Walley Jr., of Delhi, New York, was operating a commercial propane truck when he struck a ditch and utility pole before landing the vehicle on its passenger’s side. Members from the Hobart and Stamford Fire Departments were accompanied at the scene by officials from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit, as well as ENCON and State Police Investigators.
The official cause of the crash is under investigation. No further details have been released.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Edward M. Walley Jr. at this time.
Fatal Work-Related Accidents in New York
Tragically, 87 people lost their lives in New York work-related accidents in 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of these accidents take place in the dangerous field of construction as workers perform duties with powerful equipment, and jobs such as operating commercial vehicles is a well-known dangerous task. While it is undoubtedly difficult, bereaved family members must realize the importance of understanding their rights at such a time.
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