Waterford, NY (February 18, 2020) – According to Waterford Police, a state worker was hospitalized for injuries that were suffered following a fall while working on Erie Canal Lock 5 in the town of Waterford. The victim, identified only as a 45-year-old man, was injured in the accident at around 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18th.
Police stated that the worker was performing duties in the vicinity of Flightlock Road when he fell approximately seven feet to the ground below. Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene where they transported the victim to a nearby hospital.
Authorities have reported that the victim was in and out of consciousness but they have not stated his current condition. The incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Work-Related Accidents in New York
Following numerous tragic accidents, a total of 87 people died during New York work-related accidents throughout 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The majority of these serious incidents occur in the dangerous field of construction where workers perform various difficult duties with heavy equipment and high elevations every day. While it is difficult, both victims and their family members must recognize the immense significance of protecting their rights.
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