Duxbury: Construction worker falls 15-feet off metal frame of new middle/high school

Duxbury officials responded to the site of the town’s new co-located middle/high school on Alden Street around 3p.m. Wednesday after two construction workers fell off the metal frame of the new school.

According to Duxbury Deputy Fire Chief Chris West, the two workers were on the 2nd floor of the frame putting down sheets of steel to create the floor deck when they suddenly fell.

“One person’s safety equipment stopped him before he hit the ground and the other person’s safety equipment, whether there was a malfunction or not–we’re not sure, but he landed on the ground,” said West

The construction worker fell onto hard-pack gravel and injured his lower back. He was alert and able to walk after the fall but was transported to South Shore Hospital. The other worker was not injured.

West said all safety equipment was in place but OSHA,or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is investigating the incident.

Site of Duxbury's new middle/high school

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.