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National Grid worker falls 35 feet, strikes wires



Police are investigating an incident involving a National Grid worker.

According to Norton police, today at approximately 10:00 a.m., Norton Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the area of 40 West Hodges Street in Norton for a report of a National Grid employee who was involved in an accident while working at a utility pole.

A Norton Police Detail Officer, who was working with the National Grid crew, called for assistance after the National Grid employee fell out of the bucket he was working in and struck wires as he fell approximately 35 feet to the ground. The detail officer, along with another National Grid employee, immediately performed CPR and rendered first aid.

A second Norton Detail Officer, who was working with another crew nearby, and the Norton Fire Department arrived within a few minutes. The victim was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries.

On scene shortly after were other members of the Norton Police Department, members from National Grid, OSHA, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and Crime Scene Services.

The victim’s status is unknown at this time. No one else was injured in the incident. The victim’s name and the names of the officers are not being released at this time.

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