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Officials Report Employee of Ridge Company Struck, Injured by Work Vehicle

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A vehicle was backing into a parking lot at RFC Residential Fences Corp. when it struck Mark Craparo of Babylon, 47, cops say.

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Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a crash during which the driver of a vehicle struck an employee at a fencing company yard in Ridge on Saturday, July 13.
 
Efran Veliz-Alverado was in a work vehicle at RFC Residential Fences Corp., located at 1775 Middle Country Road, and began backing the vehicle into a parking spot when Mark Craparo walked into the yard and was struck by the truck.
 
Craparo, 47, of Babylon, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital by Suffolk County Police helicopter in critical condition. Veliz-Alverado, 36, of Medford, was not injured.
 
Motor Carrier Safety Section responded to the scene for a safety check of the vehicle, a Ford F-550. OSHA was notified. Seventh Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.