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Hector, NY – Tragic Farming Accident Claims Life of Burdett Firefighter

Hector, NY (January 17, 2019) – According to the Schuyer County Office of Emergency Management, police were called to the scene of a tragic accident that claimed the life of a member of the Burdett Fire Department. The accident, which may have resulted from faulty equipment, happened on Wednesday morning, January 16, at an unspecified time.

The Sheriff’s Office stated that 51-year-old Jay Arcangeli, of Burdett, was sadly killed during a farming accident on Dolphsburg Road in the town of Hector. The fatal accident happened when Arcangeli became entangled in a power-off unit, which is a machine that is specifically used to transfer power from a tractor to a separate piece of equipment.

Emergency medical crews were called to the accident site following the mishap but were sadly unable to save Arcangeli who was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information has been made available at this time.

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Hector, NY – Tragic Farming Accident Claims Life of Burdett Firefighter

At this time, the nature of this wrongful death in New York may be subject to a complete investigation, as the tragic death of the victim may be the result of anything from a defective product to a workplace accident. Nevertheless, our first and foremost concerns are extended to the loved ones of Jay Arcangeli along with our deepest condolences during this devastating time.

At Hach & Rose, we fully understand that there is nothing more overwhelming or tragic than the sudden loss of a loved one. Our New York accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions as we can also offer our guidance along the commonly complex path toward obtaining compensation. If you have lost a loved one in an accident due to no fault of their own, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.

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