Road Crew Worker Injured at Hampden Site on I-95 [UPDATE]
A member of the road crew on I-95 was critically injured Tuesday morning while working in Hampden.
Maine State Police responded to the construction site along I-95 in Hampden at approximately 9:20 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, they found a worker who was pinned when several steel sheet pilings fell off a truck as they were being loaded.
Eric Jabbusch, 50, of Turner, suffered critical injuries in the accident and was transported by ambulance to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
The contractor on this project is Cianbro, out of Pittsfield, but Jabbusch works for a subcontractor, H.B Fleming of South Portland.
Cianbro has suspended all work on this project while company officials review safety protocols, and until an investigation at the scene can be completed. Federal officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were assisted at the scene by the Maine State Police and are the lead investigating agency.
The plan for this project, that was due to start on Wednesday, July 22, is for northbound traffic in this area to be rerouted into the median, as crews work to replace several bridges along that stretch of highway. Drivers will want to be prepared for lowered speeds when driving through the construction zone, once work is restarted.