The Foxboro Fire Department, whose headquarters happened to be right across across the street, responded to the incident when one of the victim's coworkers ran to their station to alert them.
When they arrived at the scene of the accident, they found the victim had fallen about 10 to 12 feet from the top of the building; it was also apparent that he had fallen on his head, suffering injuries.
While the victim was conscious when emergency responders arrived to treat him, it was decided that the man should be taken to Boston Medical Center for diagnosis and treatment. The victim was then transported to nearby Ahern Middle School where the emergency helicopter could land.
The extent of the injuries are not yet known, and the circumstances of the accident are under investigation.
A contributor to LegalHerald.com and experienced attorney Kim Dougherty had the following insight to share with victims of construction accidents:
"It should come as no surprise to the general public that construction is one of the most dangerous lines of work in the country. Indeed, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a supervising body that regulates all workplace injuries, has previously released factual reports which highlight this.
When one considers all of the hazards present on a construction site, then it becomes easier to comprehend. For example, construction sites are constantly populated with heavy machinery and heavy-duty tools such as nail guns. These are truly powerful pieces of equipment that are vital for efficient construction projects, yet they can also be extremely dangerous to those present in their surroundings.
Outside of accidents with tools or heavy machinery, falls are another large source of injuries on construction sites. Workers are constantly forced to work at heights, whether it be on top of scaffolding that has been put in place, or simply on top of a structure.
When workers are performing tasks at heights, there are many safety regulations that must be followed to avoid serious accidents such as falls. Unfortunately, these standards are often violated or not enforced, leading to tragic accidents.
When construction workers suffer injuries due to falls while on-the-job, they can file a worker's compensation claim and, in some cases, may have the chance to file a lawsuit. These two options can be complicated to follow, which is what makes it so vital to contact an experienced construction injury attorney after a work site fall. With a legal team fighting on their behalf, injured construction workers can pursue compensation to cover medical bills while they recover."