DPW co-workers used a belt as a tourniquet until first responders arrived on the scene; the water department employee was flown to a Boston Hospital for treatment Tuesday morning.
A Framingham Public Works employee was flown to a Boston hospital Tuesday morning, after he was injured by a 14-inch circular blade chop saw, said Framingham Police Lt. Ron Brandolini. The Framingham DPW water department employee, in his 20s, suffered a left shoulder injury, said Brandolini. He was conscious and talking at the scene. The employee "severly cut an artery in his arm" while in the trenches, said Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin. While working on a sewer issue on Woodland Drive, a gas-powered saw the employee was using kicked back and cut him in the shoulder, explained Halpin. Halpin said the employee had to get himself out of the trench and that fellow DPW employees then treated him until first responders arrived. They used …
OSHA announced Monday it has filed $354,000 in new proposed fines against P. Gioioso & Sons Inc. for allegedly exposing employees to cave-in hazards at work sites in Cambridge and in Framingham.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
OSHA announced Monday it has filed $354,000 in new proposed fines against P. Gioioso & Sons Inc. for allegedly exposing employees to cave-in hazards at work sites in Cambridge and in Framingham on the East Framingham Sewer Improvement project. The Hyde Park-based company has been cited seven times since 2000 for violating federal trenching and excavation safety standards, according to OSHA's news release. P. Gioioso & Sons Inc. primarily constructs underground water and sewer mains, according to OSHA. The latest fines follow two inspections, including one in Framingham. The Framingham inspection began "after a concerned passer-by informed OSHA of workers in an unguarded trench," according to the federal agency. Cave-in protection and a …