Construction workers at Marlborough library injured in fall


Construction workers at Marlborough library injured in fall
The Marlborough Public Library stands on West Main Street in this photo from November. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – Two construction workers were injured during an industrial accident at the Marlborough Public Library construction site at 35 West Main Street this morning.

Three workers were standing on the scaffolding in front of the library when the incident occurred. Two of them fell a distance between 25 and 30 feet onto the ground below. The third was able to hang on.

Marlborough Police Department, Marlborough Fire Department and Patriot EMS responded to the scene.

The two injured workers were transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center by Patriot EMS with injuries to their lower extremities.

OSHA will be conducting an investigation into the incident. M. O’Connor Construction is the general contractor for the project.

It is unknown if the workers were employees of O’Connor Construction or one of the sub-contractors working on the project.