The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating an injury that happened at the construction site of the new Central Middle School in Quincy. An employee fell and injured his head after being shocked by a power line.
The regional spokesman stated that the inquiry will “seek to determine whether or not there were violations of workplace safety standards.” The injured worker was an employee of Costa Brothers Masonry, and was taken by ambulance to a Boston hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Jeffrey Starr, Quincy Deputy Fire Chief, said the injured worker was working on scaffolding when he came in contact with the power line, causing him to fall six to eight feet to a lower level of scaffolding. The employee suffered a burn on his arm from the power line and a head injury from the fall.
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OSHA investigating injury at new Quincy middle school, Enterprisenews.com, June 12, 2013