Duxbury: Man falls 20 feet from scaffolding, suffers serious injuries

A man in his 50s was taken to a local hospital Tuesday afternoon after falling about 20 feet from metal scaffolding. 

According to the Duxbury Fire Department, the man works for a chimney sweep company and was hired by a Cordwood Path homeowner. 

He was standing on scaffolding that was positioned next to the home when he suddenly lost his balance and tumbled to the ground just after noontime. 

The man was conscious and alert when officials arrived. 

He was transported to South Shore Hospital with serious injuries.

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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.