Construction Worker Dies from His Injuries

July 29, 2015
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The construction worker from Connecticut who was critically injured early this month at a Logan Airport worksite has died.

Lawrence O’Leary, 54, of Seymour, from Seymour died at Massachusetts General Hospital after a serious fall while working on Logan’s garage project on July 10. The man is an employee of Blakeslee Prestressed Inc.., a subcontractor on the parking garage project at Logan led by general contractor Turner Construction.

“The evidence suggests that a 54-year-old ironworker fell from a height of about 40 feet while securing a concrete panel at a construction site at the Logan Airport Hilton Hotel garage on July 10,” said Suffolk County District Attorney spokesman Jake Wark. “He died of his injuries about two weeks later. At this stage of the investigation his death does not appear to be the result of criminal conduct, but State Police homicide detectives are still investigating and prosecutors will ultimately determine whether any charges are warranted. This is a standard procedure in any death that is unnatural or unattended by a doctor.”

The project site, located near the Hilton Hotel was shut down pending a review by OSHA.

According to reports O’Leary had been an ironworker for more than 30 years.

O’Leary is the second ironworker to die from injuries at a Massachusetts construction site in the past six weeks according to Jay Hurley, president of the Iron Workers District Council of New England.

“It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the passing of Larry O’Leary,” said Massport in a statement. “Massport sends its deepest condolences to his family and friends in this very difficult time.”

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