Contractor in critical condition after falling 30 feet in Wrentham

A contractor is in critical condition after falling about 30 feet while working on a house in Wrentham on Sunday, officials said.

The man was unconscious when officials responded around 1 p.m., according to police. He was flown by helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital with life-threatening injuries, particularly to the head, Wrentham Police Chief William McGrath said.

McGrath said the fall happened at a house very close to the Wrentham Police and Fire Department building, which allowed responders to arrive “extremely fast.”


Police have not yet released information about the man’s identity, officials said.

The circumstances leading up to the man’s fall were not immediately available. The incident is under investigation by both Wrentham police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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