Allegany, NY Man Dies in Hydro Plant Accident

BALDWINSVILLE, NY – An Allegany, NY man is dead after an accident at a hydroelectric plant he co-owned.

Authorities say 60-year-old John Stranburg was performing maintenance on a turbine when he fell into the water, getting sucked beneath the powerful current.

Rescue crews reportedly spent 4 hours recovering Stranburg’s body, contending with a 10 foot turbine that continued to spin throughout recovery efforts.

Another man is reported to have been pulled from the water as well. He is expected to recover.





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