Fatal Construction Accident in Woodbridge Township
One worker was killed and two others were seriously injured when they were electrocuted on a construction site in Woodbridge Township on the morning of Friday, October 11th. The incident occurred shortly before 8:00 am.
The workers were on scaffolding on Quincy Court when one of the 40-foot poles supporting the scaffolding fell. Two of the workers attempted to catch the pole and were electrocuted when it hit a high tension wire in the area.
Two workers were sent to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where one worker was declared dead and the other was admitted in critical condition. A third worker was transported by EMS to a hospital in Perth Amboy for serious burns.
Work at the construction site has been suspended pending an investigation conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). No other details of the accident were released by OSHA or local authorities.
One witness, who lives in the neighborhood where the accident occurred, noted that there was a loud boom and the area shook. The witness looked out the window to see the workers fall from the scaffolding. The witness said that two workers who fell from the scaffolding appeared to be in terrible shape and a third was being administered CPR.
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