Man Crushed to Death Under Mobile Home in Newfield
Friday, May 16, 2014
High winds are believed to have contributed to the death of a man in the Tompkins County Town of Newfield Thursday, a mobile home fell on him.
Tompkins County Sheriffs Deputies say the unidentified man was setting up the foundation for the mobile home around 3:30 yesterday when high winds caused the structure to collapse while he was working under it.
The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
Although the death appears accidental, the Sheriff’s Office says it's conducting an investigation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will also review the accident.
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