Fatal Lewiston construction accident

Construction Worker Killed In Lewiston

LEWISTON, N.Y. -- A man was killed after working with construction equipment at St. Peter's School Tuesday afternoon, Lewiston Police say. 

Police say Timothy Zayac, 57, of Lockport, was working on a lift in the eaves area of the building at 140 N. 6th Street around 1:50 p.m., when he became trapped between the lift and the building. 

First responders say they tried to free the man, but he became unconscious and stopped breathing. 

When firefighters did free him, they immediately started CPR. 

Upper Mt. Fire Company, Lewiston Fire No. 1 and Mercy Flight all responded the scene and assisted in trying to revive the man. 

The victim was pronounced dead by a doctor at the scene. 

Police say the incident appears to be an accident and no criminal charges have been filed. 

 

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