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Owner of Mid River Marina dead after crane accident in Town of Tonawanda

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Posted at 6:15 PM, Aug 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-05 13:10:28-04

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Town of Tonawanda Police are investigating a fatal accident that happened this afternoon at Mid River Marina.

A spokesperson from National Grid said a crane operator, not connected to National Grid, died after hitting power lines.

Family members at the scene confirmed to 7 News that the victim is the 74-year-old owner of the marina.

According to OSHA officials, it is investigating the death and trying to determine the cause of the death and if there were any occupational safety standard violations.