A metropolis of Buffalo worker was struck and killed by heavy gear Wednesday whereas working to clear streets following the world’s huge snowstorm, Mayor Byron Brown mentioned.
The person, whose title was not launched, was a longtime worker.
He was struck by a excessive elevate that was backing up after dumping snow right into a truck to be hauled away, metropolis officers mentioned.
Following the accident, Brown introduced that snow-removal operations could be suspended starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday and resume on Friday.
“We know that there is tremendous grief in the workforce right now,” the mayor mentioned.
Though crews have been working lengthy hours for the previous week, Brown mentioned there was no proof that workload was an element.
The accident occurred in south Buffalo, which obtained greater than 3 toes of snow from Nov. 17-20. The storm dropped greater than 80 inches of snow within the suburbs of Hamburg and Orchard Park.
The storm has been blamed for the deaths of three males who had coronary heart assaults whereas clearing snow, in keeping with Erie County officers.