Seneca Meadows Landfill employee killed in on-site accident

Seneca Meadows Landfill employee killed in on-site accident

TOWN OF SENECA FALLS, N.Y. -- Police in Seneca Falls are investigating a fatal industrial accident that happened at the Seneca Meadows Landfill Saturday morning.

Police say they were sent to the Salcman Rd. landfill at 10:59 a.m., and when they arrived they found that an employee, 55-year-old James L. Corter, had been struck by a tractor trailer combination driven by 44-year-old Robert S. Juliano Jr., that was in the process of unloading.

The tipper machine Juliano was driving is used to unload refuse that is loaded onto trailers that are brought into the Seneca Meadows Landfill. The machine is owned by Pocono Logistics, Inc.

The accident is under investigation, and police say the site owner, Seneca Meadows Landfill Administration, is fully cooperating. OSHA will also be assisting in the investigation.

The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of family members.

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