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Rensselaer Falls man dies in fall at quarry

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GOUVERNEUR — A Rensselaer Falls man died of a broken neck suffered in a fall Monday at Gardenscape Quarry, according to a state police report Thursday.

State police investigators said they received a report of the death of Glenn F. Dibble, 54, about 6 a.m. Tuesday at the quarry at 164 Seavey Road.

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

Mr. 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, troopers said.

Mr. Dibble’s body was found Tuesday morning when plant workers arrived for their shifts. State police said there were no signs of foul play.

St. Lawrence County Coroner Kevin J. Crosby responded to the scene and ordered the removal of the 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 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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