May 20, 2018
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Two men hospitalized after falling from ladders at Richmond construction site

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff

RICHMOND, Maine – Two injured men were rushed to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston on Monday morning after falling from ladders at a construction site on Pleasant Pond Farm Road.

Richmond police responded to the dirt road off Route 201, where they found the two men had fallen from separate, 20- to 25-foot ladders while hanging Tyvek weatherstripping, Richmond Police Chief Scott MacMaster said.

David Tremblay, 50, of Leeds, suffered suspected internal bleeding and a head injury and was taken by LifeFlight to CMMC.

Trent Labreck, 30, of Vassalboro, was taken by ground ambulance to CMMC with a compound fracture of the wrist and complaints of pains, according to MacMaster.

MacMaster said it’s still unclear how they fell, but that information about the incident has been forwarded to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

“Somehow they both lost their balance and both ladders came down toward each other,” he said.

The company the men were working for does not have a name, according to MacMaster, but is owned by Troy LaBreck, who MacMaster said is Trent LaBreck’s brother. His address was not immediately available.

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