Worker Injured After 30-Foot Fall At Island Construction Site

Written By: Jason Graziadei | Photography By: David Creed

Nantucket Fire Department personnel and police officers responded to a construction site on Millbrook Road Saturday morning to extricate a worker who suffered significant injuries after falling 30 feet into a basement area.
“Gentleman fell on a construction site into the cellar hole. Working on extricating him now. He has multiple injuries but he is alert, conscious, and stable. A Medflight has been requested and we will meet them at the hospital,” Fire Chief Steve Murphy told the Current at the scene.
An ambulance, fire engine, and two police cruisers responded to the construction site. The worker was extricated and loaded into the ambulance around 10:45am.
In a statement shared after the incident, Murphy added: “The patient was cared for by Department EMTs and Paramedic in the tight space of basement level exterior stairway while the Ladder personnel set up to extricate the patient. Due to the location and access, it took an extended period (approximately 40 mins.) to remove the patient safely. Patient was transported to an awaiting Boston MedFlight helicopter at Nantucket Cottage Hospital landing area, in stable condition, conscious and alert with multiple upper and lower body injuries.”
The patient was transported by Medflight helicopter to Providence, RI. His current condition is not known.
Firefighter Germano Chatti bringing a ladder to the scene of the accident.

The property on Millbrook Road was under construction.

Fire fighters and police look down to the basement area where the man fell.

Fire chief Steve Murphy and deputy chief Sean Mitchell survey the scene.
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