Posted on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 4:42 am
Wantagh, NY (November 16, 2018) – Police have confirmed the identity of a man who was tragically struck and killed in an accident involving a truck Wednesday, November 14. The victim, now identified as 60-year-old Jean MacDonald was a sanitation worker who was sadly pronounced dead after an accident that took place at around 1:35 p.m.
The accident happened while MacDonald was performing his duties as a long-time sanitation worker on Bunker Avenue in Wantagh. The deadly incident took place as MacDonald and one other worker on the side steps of a sanitation truck, removing leaves from the roadway. The driver of the sanitation truck was backing up when it approached a landscape truck that was parked along the street.
MacDonald, who was on a side step, made contact with the parked vehicle and suffered serious injuries to his chest and stomach. MacDonald was promptly transported to a local hospital where he tragically succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
The incident is currently under an ongoing investigation, according to authorities.
New York Workplace Accidents and Wrongful Death
We wish to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Jean MacDonald, first and foremost. Truck accidents in New York often take place for many different reasons, and those which occur while on the job, such as this incident, are likely to be classified as a New York workplace accident. It is important to understand that if another person, company, or employer is liable for an accident that results in the loss of a loved one, the bereaved family may have the right to file for financial compensation.
An experienced New York accident lawyer can ease your hindrances and guide you along the often problematic path toward obtaining reimbursement for your losses. At Hach and Rose, we understand the overwhelming emotional and financial stress that follows the death of a family member. If you have lost a loved one in a New York truck accident or other workplace accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 and let us put our experience to work for you today.
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