Last month, a construction worker was killed after being pulled from the ruble of a Norfolk condo explosion. The 48-year-old man was stuck under the burning debris for an hour and a half before being rescued and taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he died about 10:30pm that night.
The construction accident occurred at a condo being constructed at a community for people 55 and older. Authorities say they have not determined the cause of the explosion, but they believe it was accidental.
Several other workers were injured in the explosion, including a 72-year-old man from Foxboro, a 43-year-old man from Franklin, and a 17-year-old man from Wrentham. A resident who lived in an attached condo managed to leave the building herself. She was treated for exposure to the effects of the blast at Rhode Island Hospital.
Source: Construction accident, Telegram.com, July 31, 2010
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