Altona, NY (March 6, 2019) – State police responded to a fatal work accident in the North Country after a man was tragically struck and killed by a falling tree while performing work duties. The deadly accident was reported to have taken place at 11:24 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5th, in the woods behind 240 Atwood Road.
Troopers were called to the scene where a logger, identified as David V. Driscoll, 58, of Milton, VT, after an unidentified party reported finding him unconscious and not breathing at the aforementioned location. Emergency medical personnel accompanied police where they attempted to revive Mr. Driscoll but were sadly unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Driscoll’s body was transported to a Plattsburg hospital, where an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. The incident appears to be an accident at this time, although authorities are currently conducting a detailed investigation into the incident.
Before moving on, we would first like to extend our warmest thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of David V. Driscoll during this tragic and devastating time. Work-related injuries in New York are unfortunately common, particularly on jobs that involve seriously heavy materials and powerful machinery. While it is difficult for the bereaved family to focus on anything other than their emotional recovery, it is important to understand that you may have significant rights at this time.
At Hach & Rose, we are determined to assist the member of our community who has been unfairly affected by the actions of another party or other entity. Many workplace accidents in the field of construction are caused by unsafe property conditions, and it is crucial to understand that you deserve the best representation possible. If you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident due to unsafe property or any other party, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.
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