Michael Muscarella Obituary, Resident of New York has died
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Michael L. Muscarella Obituary, Death – An employee of the city who was killed on Wednesday in an accident involving snow removal had worked as a housing inspector in Buffalo for a number of years prior to taking on a new duty in the Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets a couple of years ago. Michael L. Muscarella, 67 years old, was named as the suspect by city officials on Saturday. After a huge storm that dumped up to 80 inches of snow in portions of Western New York, Muscarella passed away while doing snow-removal operations in South Buffalo.
The storm had occurred the day before. In the area of McKinley Parkway and Columbus Avenue in South Buffalo, he was struck by a snow removal machine at a high elevation. Muscarella’s name was disclosed on Saturday afternoon by city officials, who stated that they had withheld the identify of the victim in order to ensure that his family could be notified. Former Erie County Executive Joel A. Giambra praised Muscarella as a dedicated public servant who was passionate about the work he conducted on behalf of communities. Giambra described Muscarella as having a “public servant’s heart.” Muscarella spent his childhood on the West Side and received his high school education at Cardinal Dougherty.
After working for a short time at Ashland Pest Control, the pest control firm that his father owned, he went on to become the executive director of West Side Neighborhood Housing Services. The vast majority of his public employment was spent working for the city, with the exception of two years spent working for Erie County as the deputy commissioner of buildings and grounds during part of the Giambra administration. According to Giambra, Muscarella was a highly talented craftsman who was also quite handy with carpentry, electrical work, and plumbing work. According to Giambra, he worked as a construction inspector for many years before transitioning into the public works sector approximately two years ago.
According to Giambra, “whatever he was asked to do, he took it quite seriously” (in whatever capacity it was asked of him). “During the course of the past two years, he made a few passing references about retiring, but it was all just talk. He was genuinely happy working there.” The preliminary investigation conducted by the Buffalo police discovered that the high lift was travelling in reverse when it collided with the city worker. According to the Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia, the equipment was being operated by a contractor the city had engaged to assist with snow removal, and the operator had just deposited a load of snow into a dump truck.
Michael L. Muscarella Obituary, Death – An employee of the city who was killed on Wednesday in an accident involving snow removal had worked as a housing inspector in Buffalo for a number of years prior to taking on a new duty in the Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets a couple of years…