Colonie Police say a 61-year-old man was killed Saturday morning when he was caught between two pieces of heavy machinery.
According to police, the victim was doing maintenance alone for a landscaping company at TNT Landscaping and Excavating located at 117 Morris Road Saturday morning. A friend of the victim’s discovered him trapped between the two heavy machines and called police around 11:43 am.
Police say the victim died instantly due to severe trauma to his head.
Investigators towed away one of the machines and are investigating what may have caused the incident. Police are not yet identifying the victim. Police say OSHA has been contacted regarding the fatal accident.
On Monday, Colonie police identified the victim as 61-year-old Mark Vaillancourt of Hadley, N.Y.