Construction Worker Injured After Accident in Grafton
An accident involving a front loader in Grafton reportedly caused injuries.
By Charlene Arsenault (Patch Staff) - September 25, 2016 8:00 pm ET
GRAFTON, MA—A front end loaded rolled down an embankment, causing reported injuries, in Grafton on Saturday morning.
At about 10:39 a.m., Grafton police received a request for an ambulance for someone who suffered injuries from a fall at a construction site near 75 Carroll Road.
Officer Tom Farrell was the first to arrive on scene and found that a front end loader had tipped sideways over a trench approximately five feet deep, said police. The operator of the loader, Patrick Kennedy (age 51), an employee of EarthWorks Site Development & Utilities, was injured and trapped in the cab.
Grafton Fire personnel arrived on scene and due to the instability of the trench, notified the MA Fire District 7 Technical Rescue Team to assist. Fire District 7 and Grafton Fire personnel shored the trench walls and at approximately 1:55 p.m., extricated Kennedy, who was conscious and alert.
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Kennedy was examined at the scene by MedStar Ambulance personnel and subsequently transported to UMass Medical Center for treatment.