NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Troop F Commander
On March 16, 2020 at approximately 11:06 a.m., troopers from SP Monroe responded to 18 Israel Zupnick Drive in Kiryas Joel, NY for a reported construction accident. Troopers on scene located the victim Ricardo Martinez, age 30 of Monroe, unconscious with an apparent head injury. A trooper began CPR. Martinez was transported by KJ Ambulance to Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown where he is currently listed in serious condition.
An investigation at the scene revealed the victim, Ricardo Martinez is employed by Garfield Plumbing & Heating located in Kiryas Joel. Martinez was attempting to maneuver a 3 inch by 20 foot pvc water pipe into a small opening on the outside of the building from an open fourth floor window when he lost his balance and fell from the window. Martinez was not using any type of safety equipment prior to the fall. The incident occurred in the rear of the building.