Massachusetts State Worker Dies While Clearing Snow

An employee of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority died while cleaning up after the winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the state.

The agency said the employee suffered a medical emergency while clearing snow at a drinking water storage facility in Arlington early Friday.

The employee was taken to Mount Auburn Hospital, where they later died.

"The employee's name is being withheld at this time, and the entire staff of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority extends their thoughts and prayers to the individual's family and friends at this very difficult time," said Ria Convery, a spokesperson for the agency. 

The MWRA provides drinking water and sewage services to more than 60 communities across the state.

Thursday's winter storm brought up to 18 inches of snow for some, along with hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding.

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