Monday, October 24, 2022

Fatal Dumpster Accident in Long Alley

Gossips received this press release from the Hudson Police Department.
On Monday, October 24, 2022, at approximately 11:21 a.m., the Hudson Police Department (HPD) received a call from Columbia County 911 reporting that the Greenport Rescue Squad (GRS) was dispatched to the area of the 200 block of Long Alley in the City of Hudson for a report of a dumpster that had fallen on top of a man at that location.
All available HPD units responded to the scene to assist Greenport Rescue Squad. Officer Kevin Keyser and GRS attempted lifesaving measurers, including CPR, without any success. The victim, an employee of the disposal company, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Detectives spoke to witnesses, and it appears the dumpster dropped onto the victim while it was being lowered from a truck. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was notified of the work accident.


  1. Would love to read the OSHA investigation report. From the photo in the Register Star article, the dumpster appears to have fallen straight back off of the truck as it was being lifted and emptied, not to either side where the crew is supposed to stand. Maybe a cable snapped. Whatever the case, what was the worker doing behind or under the dumpster? Answer: probably due to poor training or no training at all. This would not surprise me one bit, since Barbato's always seems to have a rag tag crew operating their trucks.