Steel worker killed in 40-foot fall in Massachusetts

A steel worker was killed after suffering a high fall from a Massachusetts jobsite earlier this month.

According to a report from WPRI TV, 24-year-old Nicholas Dumont fell about 40 feet while performing steel work September 4 at a future beverage processing plant located at the Myles Standish Industrial Complex in Taunton.

Suffolk Construction, the general contractor on the job, told WPRI that Dumont was employed by one of the job’s subcontractors. The company also released the following statement:

“Our hearts and prayers go out to that individual and his family at this very difficult time. Safety is the number one priority on our project sites. We are currently working closely with OSHA and the local fire and police departments to investigate the cause of the incident.”

No foul play is suspected in Dumont’s fall. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident with the help of local and state police.

This was the second construction death in Taunton in less than three weeks. On August 17 a man was killed when a boom lift overturned while he was inspecting a smokestack.