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Hudson Valley

Harriman State Park employee killed in accident on the job

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. -- A longtime employee of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in the Palisades Region passed away Wednesday while on the job.

The incident happened while Lance Gayton, 61, was on duty at the Youmans Flats garbage transfer station at Harriman State Park. Gayton was found by another park employee, following an apparent accident with a piece of heavy construction equipment. He was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is working with the New York State Department of Labor to try to determine what happened.

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