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Rockland Worker Killed By Fallen Tree In Ramsey Identified

At the scene
At the scene Photo Credit: ABC 7 Eyewitness News photo
The accident occurred just before 3 p.m. on Peach Hill Court.
The accident occurred just before 3 p.m. on Peach Hill Court. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps

RAMSEY, N.J. -- Authorities on Tuesday identified a tree service worker from Rockland County killed last Wednesday in Ramsey when a large part of a tree fell on him as 30-year-old Oscar Salzar, authorities confirmed.

The father of two from New City worked with Northern Tree Service of Stony Point servicing the Peach Hill Townhouse Community when the mishap occurred, Ramsey Police Chief Bryan Gurney said.

Members of the Ramsey Police Department and Ramsey Ambulance Corps administered first aid for upper body and head injuries, Gurney said.

Salazar was then taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, where he was pronounced dead just after 3:30 p.m., he said.

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and representatives of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded, as well, the chief said.

Although the matter remained under investigation, Gurney said Tuesday that "there don't appear to be any criminal charges" involved.

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