Fatal Construction Accident in Woodbridge Township
Woodbridge Township, New Jersey was the site of a devastating and deadly construction accident on the morning of Friday, October 11th. The accident occurred on Quincy Court and involved a company who was hired to install siding in the neighborhood.
As workers were putting together scaffolding for the job, a 40-foot pole fell. Two of the workers tried to catch the pole as it fell but were electrocuted when it hit a high-tension wire.
Two of the workers were transported by EMS to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital after police officers on the scene tried to revive them. One of the workers was pronounced dead at the hospital and the other was listed in critical condition.
The two workers who tried to catch the pole as it fell were electrocuted when the pole hit the wire. A third worker suffered serious burns in the construction accident and was transported to a Perth Amboy hospital by EMS personnel.
According to a resident, the accident shook the neighborhood and was extremely loud. The resident said that when they looked outside their home they saw the workers falling from the scaffolding to the ground. The witness noted that aid was rendered to one of the victims, who appeared to have a heart attack.
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