Potter, NY (February 18, 2019) – A man from Yates County has been hospitalized after a tree fell him while working on Saturday, February 16, according to authorities. Sheriff’s deputies reported that 54-year-old Darryl Lemay, of Naples, had been working to cut down trees on Northrup Hill Road when one of the trees fell and pinned him beneath it.
According to deputies, Lemay had become trapped under the tree for several minutes after tripping while attempting to move out of the way. A friend of Lemay, who had knowledge of the victims’ whereabouts, was reported to have at least partially witnessed the incident. The friend assisted Lemay at the scene with a chainsaw that he used to free the injured man.
LifeNet was immediately called to the scene, where they airlifted Lemay to Strong Memorial Hospital. He is currently being treated for rib, back, and hip injuries, and is expected to survive. No further information has been released at this time.
Work-Related Injuries in New York
New York workplace accidents are often among the most severe incidents as workers are often operating sharp, heavy tools and large machinery. Before moving forward, we would like to offer our sincerest sympathies to Darryl Lemay, as we maintain our highest hopes for his full recovery.
While it can be challenging to focus on anything other than your health, it is essential for victims to understand that they may have serious rights following a sudden injury. It is important to know that you have the right to be provided with a safe environment to perform any work duties, and an experienced accident attorney will fight for the compensation you deserve.
At Hach & Rose, we are here for you 24/7 to help guide you along the frequently complicated path toward obtaining financial reimbursement for your injury. If you have been hurt in a New York work-related accident due to the actions of a negligent party or other entity such as faulty equipment, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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