OSHA investigating injury at EMMC construction site

Posted Dec. 18, 2013, at 4:40 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 18, 2013, at 9:04 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating an incident that left a construction worker on the Eastern Maine Medical Center expansion project with a broken leg, according to a Cianbro spokesperson.

Alan Grover, Cianbro communications manager, said an employee of a subcontractor on the project was injured on the job Tuesday morning. The worker was treated at the hospital. Grover said he didn’t have details about how the person was injured.

Police and fire crews were dispatched to the hospital at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Bangor police Sgt. Cathy Rumsey said Wednesday. Police deemed it wasn’t a criminal matter, and OSHA was notified.

An OSHA employee confirmed Wednesday that there was an investigation in progress but would not release further details.

Cianbro is overseeing the construction of a seven-story, $247 million expansion of the facility.

An OSHA official said that in general, the agency has up to six months to complete investigations, at which point it may issue citations to the company or companies involved.

The hospital broke ground on the project in September.