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New England Construction Worker Dies After Fall

Brian Millet, 54, died last week at Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts after falling four stories down an elevator shaft in a Hampton Inn under construction in Enfield, Connecticut. Millet was still conscious when medical personnel arrived at the scene of the accident, but he later died of injuries sustained during the fall.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the construction site accident but has no information about Millet’s employment status. When the construction site was inspected back in March, no violations were found, according to OSHA’s inspection data.

However, the construction company did have a serious safety violation on record from 2005. They also received a serious citation in 2003 because they did not have fall hazards over 15 feet secured by guard rails or other protection. After an appeal, the company settled the case and paid $5,000 for the safety violation.

OSHA Investigating Construction Worker’s Fatal Fall In Enfield, Courant.com, August 2, 2008
Killingly man identified as victim in Enfield construction accident, Norwich Bulletin, August 1, 2008
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