BOSTON (AP) – A construction worker died Saturday morning after a 1,700-pound pipe crushed the Dorchester man at an upstate New York construction site.
New York State Police said Gary Feeney of Dorchester was pinned Saturday morning after the 40-foot pipe became dislodged while being unloaded from a flatbed tractor-trailer. The incident occurred at a National Grid construction site just outside Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Police said the pipe fell eight feet, crushing the 24-year-old, who was holding a guide rope as an excavator lifted the pipe with steel cables and hooks.
An ambulance took Feeney to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:20 a.m.
New York State Police, National Grid’s Internal Audit Team, New York Public Service Commission and U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the incident.
Saratoga Springs is about 35 miles north of Albany.