Construction worker seriously injured by electrical wire in Beverly

Construction worker seriously injured by electrical wire in Beverly

BEVERLY, Mass. — Three people were injured, one critically, on Tuesday when scaffolding they were working with at a Massachusetts home came in contact with power lines, police said.

Beverly police responded to a report that two workers had fallen from the roof of a home on Fosters Point at about 10:30 a.m., Officer Michael Boccuzzi said.

Officers and medical personnel who responded to the scene discovered that three construction workers were attempting to raise scaffolding when a pole fell and struck the power line, shocking all three of them.

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All three were taken to Beverly Hospital, one of them in critical condition. The injuries to the other two are not considered life-threatening.

No names were released.

The accident is under investigation.