Well Site Fatality Reported
On July 28, 2011 at 17:06 Leonard L. Inness, III, 35, residing at 712 Spaulding Street, Elmira, NY was pronounced dead at the Towanda Memorial Hospital where the decedent was dead on arrival. Inness was gainfully employed by OndaLay Pipe located in Mansfield.
He was a bulldozer operator and on July 28 at approximately 16:00 was operating a bulldozer off of Towner Hill Road in Rome Township, when while standing on the dozer lost his balance and fell onto the dozer track and was run over by the machine.
The decedent leaves behind a wife and children.
Due to this event being an industrial-related accident, there was an autopsy performed on Saturday. Routine toxicology studies were also performed. The manner of death is accidental.