Worker Falls 20 Feet in Framingham Construction Incident

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FRAMINGHAM – A worker fell 20 feet yesterday, August 15, in a construction accident, said Framingham Assistant Fire Chief John Schultz.

The incident happened at 318 Bishop Street, where a new house is under construction, said Assistant Chief Schultz.

The worker fell 20 feet into the basement, said Assistant Chief Schultz.

The man, 32, suffered a “severe back injury,” said the Assistant Fire Chief.

Framingham Fire group 4 – Engine 5, Rescue 1 and Brewster Ambulance 1 “did a great job extricating patient utilizing a stokes basket,” said Assistant Chief Schultz.

The patient was alert and oriented, but complaining of back pain, said the Assistant Fire Chief.

“Due to the mechanism of injury and the fall from a significant height, he went to a trauma center,” said Framingham Fire Chief Michael Dutcher. he was transported to Beth Israel in Boston.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating.

Framingham Building Department did post a “stop work” order yesterday afternoon until the OSHA investigation is complete, said Chief Dutcher.

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