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Five Construction Workers Injured at Burlington Job Site

On a construction site at 5 Wall Street in Burlington, Massachusetts, an elevated section of cement collapsed, injuring five construction workers just before noon on Friday, June 20. According to Assistant Burlington fire Chief Steven Yetman, the section was about 15 to 18 feet above the ground and measured 10 feet by 80 feet in length.

The construction workers sustained back, head, neck, and arm injuries. Burlington and Rescue units transported the workers by ambulance to Lahey Clinic. The names of the injured workers have not been released.

Located at the intersection of Route 128 and Route 3, the building where the accident occurred has six floors and will be certified as a LEED project by the U.S. Green Building Council. The cause of the construction site accident is unknown, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to investigate.

Have you sustained injuries on the job? Whether you work on a construction site or other job setting, our Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyers can help. We’ll work with you to ensure that you receive the best medical treatment available and the workers’ compensation that are you owed. We can also protect clients from employers or insurance companies that want to cut off benefits or help families who are dealing with workplace wrongful death cases.

Construction workers hurt, WickedLocal.com, June 26, 2008 5 Injured at Burlington Construction Site, WBZ.com, June 20, 2008
Related Web Resources:

Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents, mass.gov
Occupational Safety & Health Administration, osha.gov

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