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Construction worker dies after fall from scaffold

BREWSTER – A Cortlandt Manor man died Wednesday morning after falling 15 to 20 feet from hydro-mobile scaffolding. State and Village of Brewster Police responded to 899 Route 22 in Brewster at 7:30 a.m. after he fell in what police called an apparent construction accident.

After Keith Bonnes, 52, fell, a co-worker called 911. First responders and police arrived to render medical assistance. The victim reportedly sustained a head and chest injury from the fall, police said.

He was transported to Danbury Hospital by EMStar ambulance and was reported to be conscious. When he arrived at the hospital, he went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead several hours after the accident.

Police said the incident, which appears to accidental, remains under investigation.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified.

 


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