3 workers injured, 1 critically, after being shocked at construction site in Beverly

BEVERLY, MASS. (WHDH) - Three workers were hurt, one of whom was hospitalized with critical injuries, after they were shocked while setting up scaffolding outside of a home in Beverly on Tuesday morning, officials said.

Emergency crews responding to 7 Fosters Point Road around 10:30 a.m. found three men suffering from shock injuries, according to the Beverly Police Department.

A piece of the aluminium scaffolding made contact with a power line, shocking all three men as they were holding the scaffolding, police said.

One victim suffered “extremely” critical injuries, officials said, while another suffered serious injuries and the third suffered minor injuries.

“One guy was coherent … the other fellow was completely incoherent, in a lot of pain,” said neighbor John Ventola.

No additional information was immediately available.

An investigation is ongoing.

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