Worker dead after industrial accident at NY Air Brake

By Nathan Lehman - 790 WTNY

Published 08/19 2014 09:19AM

Updated 08/19 2014 09:25AM

Watertown (WTNY) - An industrial accident has claimed the life of a contract worker at New York Air Brake in Watertown.

City Police have identified the victim as 28 year old Christopher Getman.

The accident occurred just after 2 pm Monday at the Starbuck Ave. plant. Police say Getman was an employee of P & M Construction, which was hired by the Air Brake to do contract work at the plant.

While moving a piece of heavy machinery, Getman became trapped underneath it and died from injuries suffered in the incident.

Police say the death and accident remain under investigation with OSHA involved.

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