Originally posted at 4:04 p.m. Updated last for the Wednesday newsletter.
FRAMINGHAM — A 5,000-pound piece of construction equipment slipped on an icy path, and slid down a hill, pinning a construction worker in North Framingham this afternoon, January 10, just before 4 p.m.
The man, whose name was not released, was pinned by the 5,000-pound backhoe, on Oxbow Road, near Avalon apartments.
Framingham firefighters were able to free him and he was taken by medical helicopter for treatment to a Boston hospital.
According to those on the scene, who texted Source, the man had serious injuries to his pelvis and legs.
The man, 38, was conscious and alert at the scene.
The federal givernment’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be investigating the construction accident. The backhoe slipped 15 feet down the hill and then tumbled an additional 10 feet into a retaining wall.