Construction worker killed in concrete wall collapse in Medford

MEDFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - A construction worker was killed Wednesday when a concrete wall fell several feet onto him as he worked at a home in Medford.

Fire officials said crews responded to a home on Highland Avenue for a report of a worker that was trapped in a trench. Officials said the wall collapsed as he was making repairs to the home’s foundation. The wall fell about 5 to 6 feet, landing on him and pinning him underneath.

The worker, a man around 50 years old, was taken to Mass General Hospital with serious injuries. He was later pronounced dead.

“What we’re here for is to send our condolences to the family, and the co-workers that witnessed this, along with the homeowners, that I’m sure this will weigh heavily in all their hearts,” said Medford Mayor Stephanie Muccini Burke.

The man’s name was not released, pending family notification.

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