Hudson Valley man trapped after excavator overturns

A 54-year-old man from the Hudson Valley is fighting for his life after an excavator overturns in Sullivan County.

At around 12:40 p.m. New York State Police from the Wurtsboro Barracks responded to Dump Road in the town of Mamakating with a report of an excavator overturn and entrapment. Upon arrival, the soldiers observed Mamakating EMS already at the scene.

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The victim, Kevin McCombs, 54, of Liberty has been trapped. The units worked for more than an hour to remove McCombs, who was trapped between the cabin and the boom machine, officials said.

Mamakating EMS called for a medical evacuation and a landing zone was prepared. Wurtsboro Fire arrived at the scene to assist with the victim’s extrication. The soldiers helped EMS keep the victim calm. The victim was extricated and transported to Westchester Medical Center via medivac.

It has been listed in critical condition but is currently listed in stable condition.

The cause of the overturn is unknown at this time.

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