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Lynn scaffolding accident sends two to hospital; falls a frequent cause of Massachusetts work accidents

A Massachusetts work accident injured two men who fell three stories after scaffolding collpsed in Lynn, the Boston Globe reported.

Our Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyers are frequently called to represent employees who have been injured in work accidents caused by falls. Falls from ladders, falls involving scaffolding and slip and fall accidents at work are among the most common caused of Massachusetts work accidents.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 617 employees were killed in work accidents resulting from falls in 2009, accounting for about 1 in 7 fatal work accidents. Massachusetts work accidents involving falls killed 11 employees last year.

Total number of fatal Massachusetts work accidents: 59
Transportation Accidents: 20
Assault or violence: 9
Contact with equipment: 12
Falls: 11
Harmful exposure: 7
In this case, the Lynn, Massachusetts scaffolding accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. Monday on Blossom Street, where fire officials report several employees appeared to be working on gutters. The employees fell three stories and were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

If you have been injured in a Boston work accident, contact Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333.