Construction Accident in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey
A construction site accident in Woodbridge Township left one worker dead and two others injured on the morning of Friday, October 11th. The incident occurred just before 8:00 am on Quincy Court where the workers were installing siding on a building.
A 40-foot pole from the scaffolding, on which the workers were standing, fell and hit the high tension wires near the site. As two of the workers went to grab the pole, it hit the wires, electrocuting them.
Police on the scene worked to revive the workers until EMS personnel arrived to take over the care of the victims. Two workers were transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where one worker was admitted in critical condition and the other was declared dead.
The third injured worker was transported to a hospital in Perth Amboy for serious burns.
Work on the site has been halted while the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can conduct an investigation.
A resident of the neighborhood described the accident, saying there was a loud boom and it felt like the area shook. She looked out her window to see the workers fall from the scaffolding. The witness said that the two workers who fell looked to be in bad shape and the third was being rendered CPR.
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