Fatal Construction Accident in New Jersey
Three workers were electrocuted at a New Jersey construction site accident in Woodbridge Township on the morning of Friday, October 11th.
Just before 8:00 am, workers installing siding in a residential neighborhood on Quincy Court were electrocuted when a 40-foot pole from their scaffolding fell.
The workers tried to grab the pole as it fell and were electrocuted when the pole hit a high tension wire along the street.
Police on the scene tried to revive the workers as they waited for EMS personnel to arrive. Two of the construction workers were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where one was pronounced dead and the other was admitted in critical condition.
A third worker was taken to a hospital in South Amboy with serious burns. The work on the construction site has been halted so an investigation can be conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
One resident of the neighborhood said that she heard a loud boom and it felt as if the whole area was shaking as the accident occurred. The witness also told a local news station that she saw the two workers fall from the scaffolding and that one was being administered CPR.
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