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General News: Man electrocuted on Maple Road

September 03, 2018

 On Monday, September 03, 2018, at approximately 9:17am, the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson Police Department, the Town of Cornwall Police Department, Cornwall Volunteer Ambulance, Storm King Fire Company, Central Hudson Utilities and the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the area in front of #29 Maple Road, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., for a report of a man that had reportedly been electrocuted by a live high power line while doing tree removal work in front of listed location.

Through further subsequent investigation it was discovered that the male decedent, later identified as being, John B. Nuzzolo, age 39, of Newburgh, N.Y., was sub- contracted by, Simply Stump Grinding and Tree Removal Co, Newburgh, N.Y., to assist in removing a large tree in front of #29 Maple Road, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. While Mr. Nuzzolo was performing tree cutting work, approximately 40’ feet high off the ground, he accidentally struck a live high power line that was adjacent to the tree and was electrocuted.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, “OSHA”, was also notified and advised of the incident.

The decedents remains were removed and transported to the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office for further investigational purposes.

Chief Steven E. Dixon


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