Days After Man's Death From Industrial Accident, Safety Check Slated

Funeral services take place Monday for Andrew Leone of Southold.

Days after a Southold man was killed in a tragic industrial accident in Mattituck Thursday, the search for answers continues.

According to Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley, the skid loader involved in the accident that killed Andrew Leone was impounded; a safety check will be done to see what, if any, mechanical malfunctions contributed to the accident.

An autopsy will also be conducted, Flatley said, and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office typically reviews such cases to check for any criminality, he said. Detectives, he said, have already completed interviews with all involved.

The case is being investigated as an accident and is not criminal in nature, police said.
Visitation for Andrew Leone will be held at Defriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck from 4 to 7 p.m.

Funeral services and burial will be private, according to the funeral home.

The Leone family has asked that memorial donations to the American Heart Association be made in place of flowers.

According to Southold Town police, Leone, 30, was killed after the industrial accident, during which a man, 53, was operating a skid-steer at 1:23 p.m. on Sound Avenue on Thursday when the bucket fell off, striking Leone in the head and causing severe trauma.

Leone was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries, police said.

The Suffolk County Medical Examiner's Office responded to assist with the investigation


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