The subcontractor involved in foundation work on the renovation of Woburn Public Library identified the employee who was killed Tuesday in a construction accident.
The worker, Mark Camire, was hailed in a company statement as a “long-time” and “valued” employee of Schnabel Foundation Company, a subcontractor hired by W.L. French Excavating Corporation for the library project.
“Our primary concern at the moment is the well-being of Mark’s family,” the contractor’s release stated. “Our deep-felt thoughts and prayers are with Mark’s family, friends and co-workers, as well as, everyone impacted by this incident.”
W.L. French expressed “sorrow over the tragic construction accident” on Tuesday in a Facebook post.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of an employee of our subcontractor Schnabel Foundation Company,” the post said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this young man and everyone at Schnabel Foundation.”
Camire, who was in his 30s, was struck by a rock while working along the foundation of the library around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Middlesex district attorney release.
All construction work was halted for the remainder of Tuesday and Wednesday. City officials and construction leaders were set to meet Wednesday regarding the renovation project’s safety and future, Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin said Tuesday.
Schnabel is “in the process of investigating the accident along with several other authorities,” the company said. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Woburn police, and State Police assigned to the Middlesex district attorney’s office are also investigating.
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