Press release

Fatal workplace accident in Wiscasset

Sun, 11/15/2020 - 8:15am

    A Yarmouth man was killed Friday, Nov. 13 in a workplace accident at Atlantic Motorcar Center, Wiscasset Police Department reported on its Facebook page Sunday morning. Since Monday, Nov. 9, James Thompson, 58, an employee of Theodore Logan & Son of Portland, had been painting the interior of the garage area, the post stated.

    Friday, “Thompson was working from a scissor lift about 12 feet off the floor in front of one of the garage doors, when the door suddenly started to open,” the post continued. “Before workers could stop the door, it hit the cage area of the scissor lift, causing it to tip over on its side.

    “Employees at Atlantic Motorcar Center ran to Thompson’s aid and began lifesaving techniques until (Wiscasset) EMS arrived. Thompson died from his injuries at the scene.”

    Wiscasset police, Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration also responded to the scene of the approximately 9:30 a.m. accident.