Fatal Construction Accident In New Rochelle

While there are still very few details available, New Rochelle Police received a call of a worker having been electrocuted at 164 Union Avenue – a construction site, at about 2:28 pm, Wednesday afternoon. New Rochelle Police and New Rochelle Fire Departments responded police officials tell Black Westchester.

Subsequent investigation revealed that the worker, while in a Cherry Picker performing exterior work on the Building, accidentally struck high voltage wires. The worker fell after he was shocked. The worker sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.  His identity is not being released at this time.

Power was out in the immediate area and the New Rochelle Fire Department made notification to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).

No further information was available at this time. Stay tuned to Black Westchester for more on this developing story.