BURLINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two road workers were hospitalized with serious injuries after a construction accident Tuesday morning.
According to Burlington Police and Fire, crews responded to the area of 8 Carey Ave. at 8:12 a.m. for a report of injured workers. First responders found two adult male victims who were determined to be electrocuted.
Officials said a preliminary investigation indicates the victims were part of a driveway paving crew for a private contractor when a dump truck bucket made contact with live electrical wires. The first victim, a 20-year-old male, was operating a skid-steer loader when he was electrocuted. The second worker attempted to help the first and was electrocuted too.
The two victims were treated at the scene and taken via ambulance to area hospitals.
Representatives from both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Eversource have responded to the scene.
Carey Road is currently shut down between Meadowvale Road and Marion Road.
The incident remains under investigation.