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Construction Worker Dies After Wall Collapses on Him

A construction worker has died after a concrete wall collapsed onto him in Medford, Massachusetts, Wednesday, according to the mayor.

The incident occurred at 786 Highland Ave. just before 3 p.m., according to the Medford Fire Department.

The worker, a 50-year-old Massachusetts man, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries. He later died from those injuries.

The Middlesex District Attorney's Office said preliminary investigation suggests that the worker had been working alongside the foundation of the building when it collapsed, striking him.

The cause of death has not been determined, but it is not considered suspicious.

Massachusetts State Police, Medford police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.

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