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Rhode Island man dies in Massachusetts work site fall

September 4, 2015

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has died in an accident at a construction site in Taunton.

The Bristol district attorney’s office says 24-year-old Nicholas Dumont of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was working about 40 feet off the ground as part of a crew constructing a warehouse in the Myles Standish Industrial Complex when he fell at about 8:45 a.m. Friday.

The victim suffered traumatic injuries and died shortly after falling.

Local and state police as well as the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.

The district attorney’s office says the death appears to be an accident and foul play is not suspected.

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