A construction worker was crushed to death while working to renovate a Massachusetts library Tuesday morning.
According to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, a preliminary investigation by Massachusetts State Police suggests that a man in his 30s had been working alongside the foundation of the Woburn Public Library when he was struck by a piece of rock that had broken free.
The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
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Family identified him as 32-year-old Mark Camire, of Goffstown.
The district attorney said the case has been referred to the Office of the Medical Examiner who will determine the exact cause of death.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating the case, according to Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin.
"I do want to express my extreme sympathy for the family," Galvin said. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family."
Fire officials initially said Camire was crushed by a boulder at the library, which is currently being renovated. Galvin would not go into detail, but said that Camire was "crushed under the building."
The victim worked for Schabel Foundation Co., a subcontractor for W.L. French Excavating.
Matt Consigli, president of Consigli Construction, which contracted W.L. French, issued a statement offering sympathy.
"We were saddened today by the death of a worker in a tragic accident at the Woburn Public Library construction project," Consigli said. "Our thoughts and immediate concern are with his family. The authorities and OSHA are working to determine the cause of the accident."