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Merrimac Police and Fire Respond After Contractor Falls from Ladder

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MERRIMAC — Police Chief Eric Shears and Fire Chief Larry Fisher report that the Merrimac Police and Fire Departments responded after a contractor fell from a ladder this morning.

At 10:04 a.m., the Merrimac Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to 5 Chestnut St. for a report of a 59-year-old man who had fallen off of a ladder. Upon arrival, first responders found that the man had sustained serious, life threatening injuries.

The man was transported by ambulance to Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport and subsequently taken by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital.

Because the incident involved a workplace injury, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was notified and is investigating the incident. The incident also remains under investigation by Merrimac Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Essex District Attorney’s Office.

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