The accident occurred at a construction site located on Route 119 near the Cathedral Business Center at around 10:45 a.m. local time. Officials say a 34-year-old construction worker was working on the frame of the building when a 60-foot-long chain of trusses collapsed. The worker was on top of the trusses when they fell, causing him to fall approximately 20 feet to the ground.
The Union Leader reports that the unidentified construction worker, a Rindge resident, was conscious and alert following the fall. He suffered from chest and rib injuries and was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough. Hospital officials revealed that the man also sustained a back injury in the construction accident.
The Rindge fire Chief said a forklift was used to stabilize one of the walls of the building under construction that began to bow after the truss collapse, reports the Union Leader. The fire Chief said it is up to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to determine the cause of the accident.
OSHA is investigating the construction accident, reports the Union Leader.
The following information is provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):