Gouverneur quarry worker from Rensselaer Falls dies in fall
GOUVERNEUR – A Rensselaer Falls man died Monday afternoon after falling about 10 feet from pallets at Gardenscape Quarry landing on his head and neck, according to state police.
Troopers say they responded to a reported death at 164 Seavey Rd. and discovered the body of Glenn F. Dibble, 54.Police say their investigation revealed Dibble was working at the quarry Monday and that around 3:15 p.m. he entered a storage building to obtain wooden planks from within the rafters. He allegedly climbed onto pallets to reach the rafters, lost his balance and fell approximately 10 feet, landing on his head and neck. No one reportedly witnessed the accident.
Dibble's body was located Tuesday morning when plant workers arrived for their shifts. Troopers say there were no signs of foul play.
St. Lawrence County Coroner Kevin Crosby reportedly pronounced Dibble deceased and ordered the removal of his body to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg. Crosby ruled the death to be accidental.
An autopsy performed Tuesday by Dr. Samuel A. Livingstone reportedly determined the cause of death was a laceration of the spinal cord at the atlanto-occipital joint in conjunction with a C2 fracture, all due to blunt force trauma.