Parks worker dies while plowing at Silver Mine ski area in Harriman State Park

Officials say the unidentified employee was found at around 11:30 a.m. by either a civilian or a forest ranger.

Officials say the unidentified employee was found at around 11:30 a.m. by either a civilian or a forest ranger. (2/16/14)

STONY POINT - A state parks employee was found dead Sunday morning while plowing at Harriman State Park.

Officials say the unidentified employee was found at around 11:30 a.m. by either a civilian or a forest ranger. He had been plowing the parking area at the abandoned Silver Mine ski area. 

After he was removed from the truck, the vehicle caught fire. Woodbury Fire Chief Pat Prozzillo says the man had no burns on his body and it looks like the man passed out with his foot on the throttle, causing the truck to overheat. CPR was administered and the man was taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Suffern, where he was pronounced dead.

The man's name has not been released while his family is notified. An autopsy will be performed by the medical examiner to determine the official cause of death.

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