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Co-owner of Schenectady restaurant dies in dumbwaiter accident

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SCHENECTADY, NY – An employee and part owner of the Bangkok Bistro in Schenectady died on Saturday after an accident with the dumbwaiter.

Police were called to the restaurant located at 268 State Street at approximately 1:19 a.m. for a report of a male with a head injury.

Upon police arrival, 30-year-old Israel Silva was located with a severe head injury. The Schenectady Fire Department responded and attempted to treat Silva's injuries. However due to the extensive nature of the injury, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigation revealed that Silva was loading food into a food service elevator inside the basement kitchen when another employee activated the elevator from the floor above. His head became trapped in the elevator, causing severe head and neck injuries.

No further information is available at this time.

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