Worker Injured After Fall from Second Story Roof


Photo by Zach. Pictured is the writing that appears on the side of a Westwood Fire Department ambulance.

A construction worker fell off a second-story roof in Westwood earlier this week, said Carolyn Wade, Westwood Fire Department's office manager. While Ms. Wade did not give a specific date or location of the incident, a Facebook posting by Westwood Firefighters Local 1994 indicates that the fall happened in the morning, about three days ago. That would put the date at or around Tuesday, March 21st.

Construction was being done on a deck at the property, but the deck had not yet been completed, said Ms. Wade. She noted that the worker fell off the roof onto the area where the deck would have been, and where support beams were in place at the time.

Ms. Wade said that MedFlight was contacted, but its estimated time of arrival was 25 minutes. Given the amount of wait time for a MedFlight, the worker was transported instead by ambulance to a Boston trauma center. The man was conscious following the fall, said Ms. Wade.

Thanks to Carolyn Wade of the Westwood Fire Department for speaking with Westwood Minute.

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