NEWBURGH, N.Y. - Police say a 78-year-old man has died after being trapped beneath an overturned riding mower he had been using to trim grass on a hillside.

Franklin Rose of Newburgh died at a hospital Tuesday afternoon after being found pinned under the tipped-over machine at Cedar Hill Cemetery along Route 9W in Newburgh. Officials say Rose had been caring for the cemetery grounds for about 25 years.

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An autopsy is scheduled to determine if Rose died of injuries from the accident or was stricken with a sudden medical issue.

Town of Newburgh Police Chief Mike Clancy tells the Times Herald-Record of Middletown the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration was notified about the accident because it occurred at a workplace.