From Saugerties Police:
On October 25, 2019 at 1:14PM, Saugerties Police, Glasco Fire Department and DIAZ Ambulance responded to 26 Blue Hills Drive in the Town of Saugerties for a 911 call reporting a truck rollover. Additional information advised responding emergency services that the vehicle was a bucket truck being used to cut down a tree, and that the bucket was extended with a worker in the bucket, when the truck rolled onto its side.
The worker in the bucket, identified as 48-year-old Glen Thorne of Cairo NY, sustained back and leg injuries. Thorne was treated at the scene by first responders and Paramedics from DIAZ Ambulance, and then transported to the Health Alliance Broadway Campus in Kingston for further treatment.
Investigation by police established that Thorne was in the extended bucket of a 1997 Ford Special Purpose Crane Truck, cutting a tree branch, when the truck rolled over onto its side. Detectives established that the truck rolled as a result of Thorne’s failure to utilize the front outriggers on the ruck when having the boom extended. Thorne is owner of the tree company that was performing work on Blue Hills Drive at the time of the incident.