Worker seriously injured in wall collapse in Falmouth

FALMOUTH – A construction worker was seriously injured after a wall reportedly collapsed at a construction site in Falmouth. The incident happened about 11:15 AM on North Falmouth Highway (Route 28A) at the Wild Harbor Condominiums. Rescuers used a ladder and a stokes basket to get the victim to safety. A MedFlight helicopter was requested to land at Falmouth Hospital to fly the victim to an off-Cape trauma center. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will investigate the incident.

From Falmouth Fire-Rescue: Monday around 11:15 AM, the Falmouth Fire Rescue Department responded to a construction site on North Falmouth Highway where a worker was reportedly injured when a wall fell and struck him. A side wall on the second floor of a home under construction was being raised and during this evolution, the wall came down and briefly pinned the worker. Workers removed him from underneath the structure before the FD’s arrival.

The first arriving personnel found a male patient who sustained traumatic non-life-threatening injuries requiring extrication from the second floor of this structure.
Personnel utilized technical rescue equipment and the department aerial ladder to remove the patient to an awaiting ambulance. Subsequently, was transported to an awaiting Med Flight at the Falmouth Hospital landing zone. The patient was flown to the Rhode Island Hospital Trauma Center.

Representatives from OSHA, town inspectional services, and the Falmouth Police Department were on the scene to investigate this incident.
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