April 18, 2013 – Alfred Cabiya, 56, of Bristol, Connecticut, has died as the result of serious personal injuries sustained in a construction site accident at a Massachusetts Department of Transportation (“DOT”) facility in Northampton, Massachusetts. The accident occurred at approximately 9:40 a.m. on Thursday.
According to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, Cabiya and two other workers were assembling two modular trailers, each measuring approximately fifty (50) feet by ten (10) feet. One of the trailers shifted during this process and pinned the workers between the two units. The trailers were being used as temporary office space by the DOT while its main building was under construction.
One of the other workers was transported by ambulance to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The third man was injured, but did not require hospitalization. The men were working for Trico Welding of Beacon Falls, Connecticut.
The accident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police, the Northampton Police Department, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents.