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Rensselaer Falls man dies in accident at Gouverneur quarry


GOUVERNEUR — A 54-year-old Rensselaer Falls man has died following a fall Monday at Gardenscape Quarry, 164 Seavey Road, according to state police.

Investigators said Thursday that they received a report of the death of Glenn F. Dibble at approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday.

State police have determined that there were no signs of foul play.

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

He 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, troopers said.

His body was located Tuesday morning when plant workers arrived for their shifts.

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