Construction Worker Seriously Injured in Wellfleet

Struck with I-Beam, victim was medflighted to Boston...
A Wellfleet ambulance stands by as a Medflight chopper takes off with injured construction worker on board. (WFD photo)

From the Wellfleet Fire Department (verbatim):

Construction Worker Injured in Wellfleet

On March 14, 2019, at approximately 8:05 AM, the Wellfleet Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a construction accident, with a man trapped under a steel I-beam on Josem’s Way, which is located off of Route 6. The Wellfleet Fire Department responded with a Paramedic staffed ambulance and command vehicle, arriving on scene at 8:09 AM.

Upon arrival, rescue personnel found a 46-year old male (a construction worker) who was assisting with the transfer of several steel I-beams from a flat-bed trailer. For reasons unknown at this time, the victim was accidentally struck by an I-beam and wedged for a brief period of time. The male victim was conscious and alert upon the Fire Department’s arrival on scene. Due to the nature of the injuries (possibility of significant internal injury) Boston Med Flight was requested to respond.

The patient was transported by Wellfleet Fire Department ambulance to Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis where he was transferred to the Med Flight helicopter and then transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for treatment. No other information is available at this time. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on