Earlier this week, a Massachusetts worker was injured during his morning coffee break when pieces of a 500-poud panel fell on him. The 34-year-old man was working at the J. Michael Ruane Judicial Center, a new court facility being constructed on Salem’s Federal Street. Construction on the facility began in 2008.
The accident occurred at 9:37am on Tuesday and reportedly caused serious injuries to both of the worker’s legs and one of his arms. When emergency responders arrived at the scene of the accident, they found broken chunks of the panel scattered around the victim, a Stoneham resident.
He was transported by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. OSHA is investigating the construction accident.
Source: Court project worker hurt as 500 pounds of rock falls, Gloucester Times, June 15, 2010
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