Worker falls off scaffolding at Harvard Medical School

Posted

BOSTON >> A construction worker was severely injured after he plummeted at least three stories off scaffolding at a work site in Boston's Longwood medical area.

Boston fire spokesman Steve MacDonald says emergency responders were dispatched to Harvard Medical School's Longwood campus around 2 p.m. Tuesday after the man fell from scaffolding set along Gordon Hall.

A fellow worker told WCVB-TV that the victim was a brick layer. He landed on a plank below and was not moving when paramedics arrived.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital for treatment of apparent head and neck injuries. His condition is not immediately available.

It's unknown what caused the man's fall. The incident remains under investigation.


TALK TO US

If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions