An electrician identified as Joseph Pingitore, 61, was electrocuted and pronounced dead at the scene while testing a string of lights at taxiway A at Westchester County Airport on the afternoon of Thursday, June 30, 2016. Pingitore was a 40-year employee of Verde Electric Corp., a Mount Vernon based electrical contractor. He was called to the airport to do maintenance on lights they had intalled.
According to county officials, Pingitore went to investigate one of the lights at taxiway A that was out. While opening and inspecting the light assembly, he was electrocuted and died.