Fallling Beam Kills Susquehanna County Man

By Lindsey Nesselbush

July 22, 2010 Updated Aug 1, 2007 at 4:06 PM EDT

Gerald A. Hadden, 29, of Susquehanna, Pa., was at a work site at 1890 Dryden Road when the accident occurred, said New York state police. The beam was supported by a crane when it dislodged and struck Hadden in the head.

He was transported to Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca, where he was pronounced dead at 11:37 a.m.

Police said the company performing the work was Benedict Antique Lumber and Stone based in New Milford, Pa.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.

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