Georgia Worker Among Two Tragically Killed in New York Electrical Accident
WARWICK, NY. – According to an online news report posted at recordonline.com, a Georgia utility worker was among two people who were tragically killed in an electrical accident in New York. The cause of the accident is still not known, and local authorities are working to determine what happened. Little information has been released at this time.*
The accident took place in Warwick, New York, near Mount Peter. The Warwick Police Department and the Times Herald-Record report that two men were performing work on utility poles and wires, reportedly as maintenance for Orange & Rockland Utilities. The two men were working as contractors with E-J Electric, which is a company based in Wallingford, Connecticut.
The news report states that as the two men were working on guy wires, they were somehow electrocuted. Times Herald-Record says that both men were tragically killed in the incident. The Warwick Police Department identified the victims as a 28-year-old man from Trenton, Georgia, and a 51-year-old man from West Caldwell, New Jersey. It is not clear whether any other workers were with them at the time or if the two were performing the maintenance work alone.
Investigators are not yet sure what led to the electrical accident. The news report did not identify any possible factors that might have contributed to the incident. It is not clear if the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be opening an investigation into the matter or whether local authorities will be handling the full investigation. The report did not indicate whether authorities suspected that any safety protocols were violated during the incident.
Investigation into the accident is ongoing, and at the time that the Times Herald-Record news report was posted online, no further information about the accident or the investigation had been reported to the public.
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