Merrimac Police Respond to Construction Wall Collapse with Injuries

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MERRIMAC – Police Chief Eric M. Shears reports that the Merrimac Police and Fire Departments responded to a home construction accident today where multiple people were injured after a wall collapsed.
Police received a 911 call just before 1 p.m. requesting assistance after a second-floor wall of a new home under construction fell and crushed several workers.
Three people were injured and taken to area hospitals via ambulance. Their injuries are considered seriously but not life-threatening. A fourth worker sustained minor injures and declined medical treatment. 
The Merrimac Building Inspector and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration are investigating the incident.
“We are very hopeful for a full and speedy recovery for the injured workers,” Chief Shears said. “At this time the exact cause of the collapse remains under investigation.”

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