One Worker Killed, One Hurt in Fall from Bucket Truck in Massachusetts

December 3, 2019

Authorities say one worker was killed and another seriously hurt when they fell from the bucket of a lift truck while working on a Massachusetts bridge.

State police say the workers fell onto a barge at about 10 a.m. Wednesday while working on an Interstate 495 bridge over the Merrimack River in Haverhill.

The Essex district attorney’ office says one worker was pronounced dead at the scene while the other flown to a Boston hospital with serious injuries.

No names were released.

The state Transportation Department in a statement says the workers were employed by contractor. They were working on a $110 million bridge replacement project.

The reason they fell from the bucket remains under investigation, with assistance from the federal the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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