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Lebanon town employee dies in apparent workplace accident

The incident reportedly took place June 15 at the corner of Shapleigh and Sage roads, and the person died June 25, town officials said.

LEBANON, Maine — A Lebanon town employee has died after being injured during an apparent workplace accident on June 15. 

Town officials issued a news release Thursday, June 29, expressing sympathy to the friends and family of the worker, who was later identified as 41-year-old David Goodwin of Lebanon. 

The incident reportedly took place at the corner of Shapleigh and Sage roads, the release indicated.

Goodwin was brought by Lebanon Fire and EMS to Portsmouth Regional Hospital with serious injuries, and the town reported that he died on Sunday, June 25. 

"The Lebanon town staff and selectboard offer our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the person who died," the release stated. "This is a tragic event for everyone involved and for our community." 

Lebanon Fire and EMS were the first on scene, according to its chief, Kurk Flynn. 

Flynn and EMS Coordinator Paul Turnquist said they transported Goodwin from Lebanon to Portsmouth in around 20 minutes, but his injuries were severe.

"Only when we found out this individual was run over, we knew at that point it was going to be a more serious call," Turnquist said.

Flynn said his first responders had a debrief afterwards, as the accident was severe.

"In a town like Lebanon, due to the circumstances, it effected our whole town and members of our department, and there was a lot of devastation in our town because of this event," Flynn said.

Goodwin leaves behind five children and a partner, according to social media posts. There is a GoFundMe to help with funeral expenses.

The accident is under investigation by the Maine Department of Labor. 

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