The man, whose name was not released last night, suffered a serious head injury after falling from a home under construction on Lincoln Street, according to Waltham police.
Although the man was treated by paramedics at the scene and rushed to a nearby hospital, he later succumbed to his injuries, police said.
The fatal incident is being investigated by Waltham police, state troopers and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
OSHA said the man was working for Shannon Gutter Service of Watertown when he fell.
Police: Man dies in fall from scaffolding at Waltham home
March 24, 2017
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Police say a man working on a home under construction in Waltham has died after a 20-foot fall from the scaffolding.
The 54-year-old Boston man suffered head injuries when he fell on Thursday afternoon.
He was unresponsive when first responders arrived and was treated at the scene. He was taken to the hospital where he died.
His name was not immediately made public.
The death is under investigation by local and state authorities as well as the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Officials say the man worked for a Watertown-based gutter company.
Shannon Gutter Service
48 Cypress St
Watertown, MA 02472
Job Title: Principal
Shannon Gutter Service is a privately held company in Watertown, MA and is a Single Location business.
Categorized under Gutters and Downspouts. Our records show it was established in 1997 and incorporated in Massachusetts. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of 188932 and employs a staff of approximately 2.