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Massachusetts Man Dies After Construction Site Fall

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

A Sutton construction worker died from injuries he sustained during a fall.

Details about the Fatal Construction Accident

The Telegram reports that on January 14, a 22-year-old construction worker in Sutton was injured after he fell at an area jobsite. According to a spokesman from the UMass Memorial Medical Center-University Campus in Worcester, the young man has died.

22-year-old construction worker Ricardo R. Oliveira fell from a height of at least 25 feet at a construction site at 449 Central Turnpike. Oliveira was then transported by LifeFlight Helicopter to the Worcester Hospital where he had since been listed in critical condition.

A spokesman from the hospital, Anthony Berry, said on Sunday that Oliveira had passed away. No other details about his death have been released.

Sutton Fire Chief Matthew R. Belsito said that Oliveira is believed to have been living with his brother at the time of the accident. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has begun investigating the accident.

Construction Accident Statistics

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • 4,679 fatal work injuries were reported in the United States in 2014 a two percent increase from the previous year.
  • Work related fall, slips, and trips increased 10 percent from 2013 to 2014.
  • Fatal work injuries involving men were slightly higher in 2014 than in the previous year.

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