Fatal Construction Accident in Woodbridge Township
An accident at a construction site in Woodbridge Township has left one worker dead and injured two others. The construction accident occurred on the morning of Friday, October 11 just before 8:00 am on Quincy Court.
The incident happened when a high gust of wind knocked down a pole while the workers were building a scaffolding. The workers were hired to install siding at the job site. As the 40-foot pole fell, two of the workers grabbed it as it hit a power line, electrocuting the workers.
Police officers attempted to revive the construction workers until EMS personnel arrived. Two of the workers were transported by EMS to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where one tragically died of his injuries. The other worker was listed in critical condition.
A third worker suffered serious burns and was transported by EMS to a hospital in Perth Amboy. Work has been halted on the construction site as an investigation is conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Residents of the neighborhood described witnessing the accident, saying that it felt like it shook the area. One resident said they saw two workers from the scaffolding who looked to have suffered serious injuries.
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