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.