January 6, 2010 – Gerard Boucher, 48 of Newburyport, Massachusetts, and his co-worker Geraldo Hernandez, 33 from Haverhill, are both recovering from serious injuries sustained when scaffolding collapsed underneath them on December 22, 2009. On Tuesday, Boucher was listed in fair condition at Massachusetts General Hospital. Hernandez is recuperating at home after being released from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Boucher and Hernandez were hanging fascia board trim along the second story of the home located at 25-27 Kent Street in Newburyport when the scaffolding collapsed beneath them. The two men hit the concrete sidewalk below and Boucher suffered serious head trauma.
Boucher does a lot of work in the area and his company, G.M. Boucher Contractor, Inc., was performing the renovations to the home at 25-27 Kent Street.
The accident remains under investigation by the Andover office of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Source: The Daily News