In Waltham, Massachusetts at the campus of pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, a hydraulic lift fell and killed a construction worker. The construction site accident seriously injured another worker, who was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Waltham police said the hydraulic lift accident occurred just after 11am on October 10, when the lift collapsed, plunging the men about 30 feet. Peter Marchese, 40, died at the scene of the job site accident. The other injured worker will not been identified until police notify the 30-year-old’s family.
According to a joint statement released by AstraZeneca and Bovis Lend Lease, a project management and construction company at the job site, the two men were working on the expansion of a research and design facility, which was scheduled for completion in 2009. The workers were employed by Lymo Construction Co. in Merrimack and had been installing metal plates on the side of the building when the construction accident occurred.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is leading an investigation with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police, the Waltham Police Department, and the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office.
1 killed, 1 hurt in accident at job site, Boston Globe, October 11, 2008
Nashua man killed in construction accident, The Union Leader, October 11, 2008
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