Construction accident kills Nashua man

WALTHAM, Mass. – Peter Marchese, a 40-year-old Nashua resident, was killed Friday in a construction accident in Massachusetts.

Waltham, Mass., police responded to Gatehouse Drive in Waltham when a hydraulic lift fell over, sending two men plunging to the ground, according to police.

Police haven’t released the identities of the two men, according to Waltham Lt. Steven Champeon. WMUR reported that one of the men is Marchese.

“We’re not commenting outside the press release,” Champeon said.

Julie Marchese answered the phone at Marchese’s listed address in Nashua and declined to comment.

Property records show Marchese lived in Greater Nashua for the last 20 years with stints in Nashua, Hudson and Milford.

Marchese was apparently killed just after 11 a.m. while he and a 30-year-old man were on a hydraulic lift installing metal panels on the side of a new building in the Astra Zenica Complex, according to police. The lift “became unstable” and fell over. The men fell about 25 feet, police said.

Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene and transported the other man to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston with “serious injuries,” according to police.

Both men work for Lymo Construction in Merrimack, police said.

Massachusetts State Police and investigators from the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the accident, according to police.