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Police investigating death of contractor after fall from roof at Mass. General

Authorities responded to reports at 12:29 p.m. that a person had fallen from the roof of a Massachusetts General Hospital building on Blossom Street, officials said.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Boston police and federal workplace safety officials are investigating the accidental death of a contractor working at Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday afternoon, officials said.

Authorities responded to reports at 12:29 p.m. that a person had fallen from the roof of an MGH building on Blossom Street, Boston police and a hospital spokesman said.

It was not clear Monday what type of work the person was doing.

“MGH officials, along with Boston Police, OSHA, and other agencies, are continuing to investigate this isolated situation,” said Noah Brown, the hospital spokesman.

Ted Fitzgerald, a spokesman for the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, confirmed by e-mail Monday night that the federal agency is investigating “to determine if workplace safety standards were complied with.”

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No further information was immediately available.

Globe correspondent Breanne Kovatch contributed to this report.


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