Warwick, Orange County, NY – Update: Authorities Identify Two Contractors Killed while Working on Power Lines

Warwick, Orange County, NY – Update: Authorities Identify 2 Contractors Killed while Working on Power Lines

Warwick, Orange County, NY (August 21, 2019) – Police have released the identities of the two contractors who were killed while working on power lines in Warwick. The Orange County incident occurred Late Monday morning, August 19.

Authorities stated that Derrick Paris, 51, of West Caldwell, New Jersey, and Justin McLoughlin, 28, of Trenton, Georgia, were performing duties for Orange and Rockland Utilities at the time of the fatal accident. The incident happened shortly before 12:00 p.m. as the pair of private contractors was electrocuted while working on power lines that cross Mount Peter.

According to officials, Paris and McLoughlin were tightening a wire at the base of a transmission pole when the wire energized. Authorities stated that these types of wires are usually not electrified.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of both Derrick Paris and Justin McLoughlin at this time.

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Warwick, Orange County, NY – Update: Authorities Identify Two Contractors Killed while Working on Power Lines

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