Man Dies in MA Adhesives Plant Fall

Friday, May 4, 2018 @ 01:05 PM gHale

A man has died from his injuries after falling from a ladder Tuesday morning while performing work at the ITW Polymers Adhesives, North America headquarters in Danvers, MA.

Authorities are withholding the name of the victim, who is approximately 35 to 40 years old, pending notification of his family, said Danvers deputy Chief Robert Amerault.

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Amerault said the contractor was working on some type of machinery, either servicing or installing equipment when he fell.

Police Capt. Jamie Lovell said the man was working on a piece of equipment outside the building that was part of the complex.

Amerault and Lovell were not sure of the height of the fall. Initial reports were the man was not an employee of the plant, which is also known as Devcon.

Danvers Fire Engine 3, Danvers police and Atlantic Ambulance responded to the industrial accident at 8:38 a.m. Crews found the victim conscious and alert with severe injuries.

Danvers fire Lt. Craig Vesey requested a Medflight helicopter due to the severity of the injuries. A short while later, the helicopter landed less than 1 1/2 miles away behind the police station on Ash Street.

The man went into cardiac arrest while on the way to the helicopter from the accident site, Amerault said.

Instead, the Medflight crew boarded the ambulance and the man was taken to Beverly Hospital where efforts were made to resuscitate him, but he was later pronounced dead.

Danvers police, state police assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and officials of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the accident.



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