Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Costa Roofing, Inc. female worker critically injured after falling 30-feet through a skylight in Norwood, Mass.

Worker Critically Injured In Skyline Fall
Norwood police and fire are at the scene and OHSA has been notified.

By Daniel Libon (Patch Staff) - May 30, 2017 3:32 pm ET

NORWOOD, MA — A worker fell through a skyline on Broadway, public safety officials confirmed.

Norwood Police Chief William Brooks confirmed on Twitter that a woman was seriously injured in the 30-foot fall. Norwood detectives and Norwood Fire are at the scene and OSHA officials have been notified.

A worker told WFXT that the woman was working for a subcontractor and that skylights often have a barrier around them. It is unknown if there was a barrier around the skylights in this incident.

The name of the victim has not been released.


Female worker critically injured after falling through skylight in Norwood

Updated: May 30, 2017 - 7:10 PM

NORWOOD, Mass. - A woman fell through a skylight Tuesday morning in Norwood while working on renovations to the building.

Officials said she was seriously injured in the approximately 30-foot fall. She's currently at Beth Israel in critical condition.

The building reads Sansone's Charter Service, but it has been unoccupied for quite some time. Construction workers from Costa Roofing, Inc. of Milford were there to renovate the building.

A worker on scene told Boston 25 News that the woman was working for Costa Roofing. He said that skylights normally have a barrier around them; it's not known if the skylight at the Norwood business did.

Costa Roofing was cited for failure to have fall protection by OSHA less than a year ago. According to the OSHA citation notification, the violation happened at a property in Weymouth. The violation said that a safety net system or guardrail systems weren't being used to prevent employee falls. The company paid a $1,400 dine and the case was closed.


OSHA said it is investigating.