One killed in Poughkeepsie construction accident


POUGHKEEPSIE – City of Poughkeepsie firefighters responded on Thursday to a call of a worker trapped when a retaining wall collapsed at the former Dutton Lumber site on the bank of the Hudson River. The 15-acre site is being developed into a mix of apartments and commercial space. 
The body of an unidentified male worker was removed from underneath the large blocks and turned over to the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s office.  A second worker was transported to a local hospital with a possible broken arm and broken leg.
The Arlington Fire Department provided mutual aid with their confined space team to assist. 
Detectives from the City of Poughkeepsie were on the scene talking to employees of the construction company as well as taking evidence photos of the site.

What caused the wall to collapse will likely be the subject of lengthy investigation


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