Ulster County man dies in wood-splitter accident

Deputies and detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a Phoenicia man subsequent to an accident that occurred in West Hurley.

On February 6 at approximately 3:30 p.m., Deputies responded to a 911 call reporting an industrial accident on Stone Road in the Town of Hurley. Lewis E. Peck, 40, was operating a wood processing machine that cuts and splits firewood. A preliminary investigation indicates that he became entangled in the machine which resulted in a fatal injury.

Detectives were assisted at the scene by the West Hurley Fire Department and Mobile Life Support Services.


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