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12 July 2018
State Police in Machias respond to electrocution in Cattaraugus County
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Edward J. Kennedy
Troop A Commander


  
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
On July 11, 2018, at approximately 4:36 pm, NYSP Machias Troopers responded to a reported electrocution on Block Rd. in the town of Yorkshire.  Upon State Police arrival, Delevan EMS was on scene and performing CPR on the victim, James R. Fogg, 39, of Fairfield, Maine.
 
An investigation revealed Fogg was in the area working for S.G. Communications, running cable television lines in the area.   Fogg was in the basket of a bucket truck when he came into contact with a primary electric line, causing him to be exposed to high voltage. 
 
Fogg was transported to the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, where he later died as result of his injuries.    
 


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