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Employee Critically Injured After Being Struck By Work Vehicle

RFC Residential Fences Corp. at 1775 Middle Country Road in Ridge.
RFC Residential Fences Corp. at 1775 Middle Country Road in Ridge. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

An employee at a fencing company on Long Island was critically injured after being struck by a work truck.

The accident happened on Saturday, July 13 in Ridge.

Efran Veliz-Alverado was in a work vehicle at RFC Residential Fences Corp., located at 1775 Middle Country Road, and began backing the vehicle into a parking spot when Mark Craparo walked into the yard and was struck by the truck at 10:45 a.m., Suffolk County Police said.

Craparo, 47, of Babylon, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital by a Suffolk County Police helicopter in critical condition. Veliz-Alverado, 36, of Medford, was not injured.

Motor Carrier Safety Section responded to the scene for a safety check of the vehicle, a Ford F-550. OSHA was notified. Seventh Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.

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