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21 December 2017

UPDATE: Joshua Mileto Killed In Football Practice Accident At Sachem High School East In Farmingville; Varsity Student Hit In The Head With Log During Drill

UPDATE: Joshua Mileto Killed In Football Practice Accident At Sachem High School East In Farmingville

Joshua Mileto Died In Tragic Football Accident After Being Hit In The Head By A Log During Practice Drill; PLEASE SUPPORT THE FAMILY BY DONATING TO THE GO FUND ME PAGE SET UP FOR THEM

FARMINGVILLE, NEW YORK (August 10, 2017) – A 16-year-old Sachem High School East football player was killed during practice at a summer football training program.

Farmingville police have been able to identify the high school varsity football player killed during practice as Joshua Mileto. According to school officials, Joshua Mileto was involved in a log-carrying drill when the log slipped and struck him in the head.

The log carrying accident happened around 8:30 a.m. Joshua Mileto went into cardiac arrest and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The drill was originally designed for Navy Seals and left another student injured.

A Go Fund Me Page has been set up to help the family as they are going through such an incredibly difficult time.


Schools have a responsibility to protect the well-being of the students in their care. When they fail to take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of their students, they may be liable in the event of an accident. Having the proper safety procedures in place is especially important in a contact sport like football. There are a number of ways that a school may be negligent during football practice. School officials may be negligent if they are engaged in (1) inadequate supervision, (2) using unsafe equipment, (3) having improperly trained employees, (4) having insufficient on-site emergency medical care or for numerous other reasons. Accidents during football games are highly foreseeable, which makes it crucial for the proper medical care to be readily available.

Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic football practice accident that killed Joshua Mileto. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family as they continue to grieve such an incredible loss. This could have been anyone’s child. There needs to be steps put in place to make sure that something this horrific never happens again. We encourage everyone to donate to the GO FUND ME PAGE set up for the family.

If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed during football practice at a High School, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced and compassionate New York personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need aid (646) 846-4496.