Police investigate fatal industrial accident in Herkimer County

On May 13, 2017, at approximately 9:28 a.m., a worker from Cook Fence Company, located at 7450 West St., Newport, was unloading bundles of fence from a flatbed trailer utilizing a forklift.

As the worker unloaded from one side of the truck, another bundle fell off the other side of the trailer and onto the driver, 53-year-old, John J. Sedita, of Rochester.

Sedita was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Utica, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation continues.

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