Federal workplace safety officials have been called in to help investigate an accident this morning in which a man was injured in a 20-foot fall at an electronics company distribution center in Orangeburg, according to Orangetown Police.
A 31-year-old man working at Crestron electronics, 88 Ramland Road, fell at about 9:26 a.m. and suffered a criticial head injury. Police said the man was using a fork lift and climbed onto a rack that was 20 feet above the floor.
Police said it appears the worker lost his footing as he was moving between storage racks and fell to the concrete floor, hitting his head.
The worker was treated by members of Rockland Paramedics and was taken to Nyack Hospital by members of South Orangetown Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Orangetown police notified the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and town officers are awaiting their arrival at the site of the accident.
Crestron is a manufacturer of control and automation systems for homes, offices, schools, hospitals, hotels and other industries. The company has hits headquarters in nearby Rockleigh, NJ.
Crestron opened its 100,000 square foot warehouse and distribution center in the Ramland Road industrial park in April 2012. In announcing its opening, Crestron said the facility features three wire-guided turret truck lifts and a new warehouse management software system.