WILMINGTON, MA — According to various media reports, 82-year-old Alfred Rongone, of Wilmington, was killed in a construction site accident in Chester, New Hampshire on Monday.
Rongone, owner of A. Rongone & Sons Inc., was found deceased after getting caught in the engine of a crane in a sand pit behind a retirement community under construction. He was working on on the engine of a drag-line crane which he owned. The crane was running at the time Rongone’s body was found.
“It appears he was performing maintenance on the machine and the machine was running at the time,” Chester Police Sgt. William Sable told NECN. “He was pulled into the machine and suffered life-threatening injuries.”
Chester Police Chief Aaron Berube told the New Hampshire Union Leader that the preliminary investigation showed that the death was the result of an accident.
“[His job] was the only thing that kept him going… That was his life, was his work,” Rongone’s son Allen told NECN. “He would’ve been happy with going out that way… Yup, right there on his crane.”
A. Rongone & Sons Inc. has been in business for more than 60 years, working on construction sites in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.
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