Goshen, NY (February 5, 2020) – A worker was tragically killed during a crash in a county-issued vehicle that took place while the victim was working in the town of Goshen. The incident happened along Route 17A, in the vicinity of Durland Road at around 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, February 5th.
According to officials, 28-year-old Tom Walter, of Warwick, was performing work duties for the Orange County Health Department when the vehicle he was operating went off the road and ultimately struck a tree.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene and quickly transported Walter to Orange Regional Medical Center in Orange. He was tragically pronounced deceased a short time later.
Authorities are actively working to determine the official cause of this incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Tom Walter at this time.
Fatal Work-Related Injuries in New York
Dreadfully, 87 people were reported to have died during New York work-related accidents in 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of these accidents occur in the dangerous field of construction and often involve heavy and powerful equipment, as well as large vehicles. While it is undoubtedly challenging, family members must know the importance of understanding their most basic rights during such a time.
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