Laws should be changed so that the family of an injured or killed worker can receive the benefits to which they are rightfully entitled.

Six months after Justus Booze died in a woodchipper on his first day on the job with a tree service, the employer who hired him for the day but did not train him is fined $141,800 by OSHA.

Ross Herzog's death certificate says the manner in which he died was “natural,” according to a doctor who works for the Albany County Coroner’s Office.

The lake is located between the towns of New Scotland and Coeymans.

Tree work has "many safety hazards," according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control.

crash, Route 20

The cause and circumstances are still being investigated. No tickets or charges have been issued so far.

ALBANY COUNTY — Derek Ellis, 28, of East Berne, died on Sunday, Nov. 29, after the truck he was driving went off the road and crashed.

Ellis’s truck crashed around 12:25 a.m. near the intersection of Albany-Shaker Road and Everett Road, according to the Colonie Police Department.

“Everything was 100 percent,” said Steve Oliver, highway superintendent. “We are still not really sure about the how, what, and why of the accident.”

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Sean McCutcheon tripped and fell, and the truck backed over him, according to a release from the Guilderland Police Department. 


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