New details: Two people seriously injured in construction accident in Falmouth

FALMOUTH – Two people were seriously injured in a construction accident in Falmouth shortly before 2:30 PM Friday. According to reports, a wall collapsed on the two victims at a construction site on Brick Kiln Road west of Gifford Street. MedFlight helicopters were called to land at Falmouth High School and Falmouth Hospital to fly the victims to off-Cape trauma centers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will investigate the incident.

Update: Falmouth Fire-Rescue reports that Friday at approximately 2:30 PM, they responded to a reported construction site accident involving a wall falling on a construction worker. Further information was relayed to our Falmouth Emergency Communications notifying responding personnel of a second worker being injured. Due to the nature of the accident, MedFlight was contacted to respond.

Upon arrival by Fire/EMS personnel, they affirmed two injured workers who both had sustained multi-system traumatic injuries and requested a 2nd MedFlight.

Both workers were reportedly injured by a wall that had fallen on them while being raised. They were removed from under the wall by fellow workers prior to the arrival of Fire/EMS personnel.

Personnel were evaluated and stabilized for transfer to awaiting MedFlight and transported to area Trauma Centers. No additional information is available regarding the extent of their injuries.

Falmouth Inspectional Services along with Falmouth Police Department and OSHA were on the scene to investigate the incident.
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