A construction worker suffered several injuries after getting his armed crushed while working on an unstable chimney in Westford earlier today.
The Westford Fire Department (WFD) responded to a call just after 11:48 a.m. today, after it was reported that the construction worker got his arm stuck in the chimney, which was under construction.
According to the WFD, the victim was 23-year-old private contractor, whose arm was crushed and trapped inside a masonry chimney.
“Due to the instability of the debris, hand tools were used to stabilize the debris and free his arm,” the WFD reported.
With the chimney crushing his arm, WFD rescue crews had to act quickly, stabilizing the chimney and allowing the construction worker to free his arm from the inside of the chimney.
The construction worker’s arm was freed at 12:15 p.m. before he was taken away by paramedics and rushed to the Lowell General hospital, where it has been reported that he is experiencing non-life-threatening injuries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Westford Building Department are currently investigating the incident for more details.