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Worker Suffers Serious Injuries After Fall at Jobsite in Whitman

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WHITMAN, MA - Around 3:30 P.M. on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 8, 2021, the Whitman Fire Department responded to 1245 Auburn Street for a report of a worker who had fallen at a jobsite, and was reportedly in and out of consciousness. Ambulance-248, Engine-243, and Car-3 responded.

Companies arrived to find a male victim who had fallen an estimated 25-feet out of a lift. Following a quick evaluation, a medevac helicopter was requested to respond to transport the victim. Boston MedFlight was unavailable at the time, and UMass LifeFlight from Worcester was reporting a 25-minute estimated time of arrival. They were started to the Whitman Middle School on Corthell Avenue. Due to incoming inclement weather conditions, UMass LifeFlight transported the victim to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.

The BCI Unit from the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department as well as OSHA were requested to the scene. No other injuries were reported. An investigation into the incident is underway.

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