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Mt. Morris, NY – Tree Service Worker Killed by Electrocution while on the Job

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Last Updated: 07-27-2023
Written by: Michael A. Rose and Gregory Hach

Mt. Morris, NY (May 22, 2019) – A fatal workplace accident that occurred at a home is currently under investigation by Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies. The incident took place on Tuesday, May 21st, and tragically resulted in the death of a tree service worker at an unspecified time.

According to authorities, 21-year-old Cecil Beardslee-West was moving logs at the time of the incident. Deputies stated that Beardslee-West was grasping a metal chain that was attached to a crane which was moving logs into the front yard of a home, located along an unspecified street.

Authorities stated that the chain which Beardslee-West was holding touched a power line and subsequently resulted in the electrocution of the victim. Beardslee-West was tragically pronounced dead at the scene but no further information has been released.

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Mt. Morris, NY – Tree Service Worker Killed by Electrocution while on the Job

We would like to offer our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Cecil Beardslee-West as they attempt to cope with the outcome of this devastating incident. Workplace accidents in New York, particularly those involving heavy machinery, often result in serious injuries or fatalities and will commonly leave victims and surviving loved ones with numerous questions.

At Hach & Rose, we have dedicated our careers to those who have been affected by the negligence of another person, corporation, or other entity. Our compassionate New York accident attorneys take pride in easing the encumbrances that arise for those affected by these kinds of accidents and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident because of a negligent party or other entity, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.

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