Chief Mark R. Cotreau
209 Walden St.,
Concord, MA 01742
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Concord Fire Department Responds to Construction Accident
CONCORD — Chief Mark R. Cotreau reports that the Concord Fire Department responded to a construction accident this morning at Concord Academy where no one was injured.
A Concord firefighter who was on scene supervising a welding detail called the Fire Department around 10:30 a.m., after a bucket truck traveling across the lawn at Concord Academy, 166 Main St., fell into a 3-foot deep, high voltage underground vault.
One man was inside the bucket at the time, but was not injured. He extricated himself from the vehicle and was evaluated by Concord Fire EMTs, but declined further medical attention.
Firefighters remained on scene this afternoon, until a recovery company was able to pull the vehicle from the vault. The construction site was shut down for the day following the accident.
Summer camp at Concord Academy was in session, but was uninterrupted.
“This was a minor accident with no injuries that caused very little disruption to the community,” Chief Cotreau said.