Construction Worker Dies at Brockton Hospital Worksite

The hospital has been under construction due to a fire that occurred in February.

By Mackenna Moralez, associate editor

A construction worker died in an accident at Brockton Hospital. The hospital is currently under construction and closed for several months due to a fire

Roger Porter was reportedly leveling gravel when a piece of construction equipment fell on him, NBC Boston reports. He was pronounced dead at the scene, suffering very significant injuries.  

OSHA is reportedly investigating how the skid steer tipped over, WCVB 5 reports. Further construction will be delayed for the investigation.  

"Signature Healthcare is extending its employee assistance program services, which are available to its employees, construction workers and other colleagues who may be feeling saddened and overwhelmed," the hospital said in a statement. "Grief counselors will be available to all." 

The hospital has been closed since February after a massive fire broke out in its facility. Over 170 patients had to be evacuated from the facility at the time of the fire. Damage assessment and evaluations are still ongoing, saying that the reopening will be contingent on “supply chain and access to necessary materials.” 

June 15, 2023

Topic Area: Construction , Safety

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