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Rensselaer Falls man dies in accident at Gouverneur quarry


GOUVERNEUR - State police reported Thursday a 54-year-old Rensselaer Falls man has died following a fall Monday at Gardenscape Quarry, 164 Seavey Road, Gouverneur.

State police investigators said they received a report of the death of Glenn F. Dibble, 54, of Rensselaer Falls at approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Troopers said their investigation revealed Dibble was working at the quarry at approximately 3:15 p.m. Monday when he entered a storage building to obtain wooden planks from the rafters.

Dibble climbed onto pallets to reach the rafters, lost his balance and fell approximately 10 feet, landing on his head and neck. None of the other workers witnessed the accident, trooper said.

Dibble’s body was located Tuesday morning when plant workers arrived in the morning for their shifts. State police have determined that there were no signs of foul play.

St. Lawrence County Coroner Kevin Crosby responded to the scene and ordered the removal of his body to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg.

An autopsy performed Tuesday, by Dr. Samuel A. Livingstone determined that 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.

Mr. Crosby ruled the manner of death to be accidental.

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