Man died after material fell on him in workplace accident

Sixty-five-year-old Schofield, Wisconsin resident Neil Hynick died on January 28 when a load of steel and aluminum fell on him as he was delivering bundles of aluminum to Farmington, Connecticut-based Stanley Access Technologies, the Hartford Courant reported.

Stanely Access Technologies is located at 65 Scott Swamp Road. Hynick was inside his truck when a bundle of steel and aluminum fell on top of him, police said. Emergency responders performed CPR on an unresponsive Hynick and brought him to the University of Connecticut Health Center, where professionals declared him dead.

A spokesman for Stanley Black & Decker, parent company of Stanley Access Technologies, said Hynick was a third-party contractor and made no further comments. The workplace incident will be investigated internally, according to reports.

Officials from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration went to the scene of the accident the same day to investigate the matter.