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Worker Passes Away After Fall from Scaffolding in Palmyra

According to an update from Palmyra Public Safety, yesterday at about 11:30 a.m. they were dispatched to a 911 call reporting an accident on a construction site in the 100 Block of Violet Street in the Village of Palmyra. The caller reported that a worker had fallen from a scaffold onto a metal stake. Upon arrival, Public Safety Officers found the worker stuck on the metal stake. The worker was pulseless and not breathing. The metal stake was cut and lifesaving measures were attempted. The worker was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson County Medical Examiner. The area of Violet Street was closed for several hours due to the incident. This incident remains under investigation by the Palmyra Public Safety Department, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Jefferson County Medical Examiner. Palmyra Public Safety Department is not identifying the worker or the company until notification of next of kin. More information on this story will be released as it becomes available.

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