Worker Killed In Middletown After Contact With Power Lines Then Falling 20-Feet

Middletown, NJ – On July 11, 2023, at approximately 12:29 p.m., Middletown Twp. Police responded to 1040 State Route 35 in Middletown for a report of a workplace accident.  Upon arrival, officers learned that Kevin McAdorey, 58, of Brick, had been using a motorized scissor lift while performing work at the site.  The lift was elevated and came into contact with powerlines.  McAdorey then fell to the ground from a distance of approximately 20 feet and was found to be in an unconscious condition.  The victim was treated by Middletown Twp. Emergency Medical Service and transported to Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank.  McAdorey was later pronounced dead by hospital staff.  

This incident is under investigation by the Middletown Twp. Police as well as the Office of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) based in Avenel.