According to a recent news feature from the Cambridge Patch, a construction worker was injured when he was approximately 30 feet at the bottom of an underground trench in Cambridge. Authorities say the man was lowered to the bottom of this deep trench in the ground and was there to help guide workers as they were using a crane to lower a large beam into the trench.
For reasons that are not entirely clear at this time, the workers lost control of this beam as it was being lowered, and it cut the man’s leg. As a result of the cut he was bleeding profusely and was unable to climb out of the trench on the ladder that had been lowered for him. Had this accident not occurred, he was expected to use the same ladder to get out of the trench once the beam was secured. Continue reading