Worker falls from scaffolding at Marriott Copley Place hotel

A worker fell from scaffolding Wednesday afternoon while hanging banners inside the Boston Marriott Copley Place hotel, according to a Boston fire official.

The incident occurred in the atrium area of the building, said Steve MacDonald, a spokesman for Boston fire.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was rushed to the hospital after falling from the second story at around 4:30 p.m., said David Estrada, a spokesman for Boston police.


Neither the worker’s identity, nor the extent of his injuries, were disclosed.

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But Lucy Slosser, a spokeswoman for Marriott Copley Place, described the incident as a “serious accident.”

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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