OSHA investigating fatal fall in Hanover

Vt. home improvement company employee dies in incident

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a Bellows Falls, Vt.-based home improvement company in the wake of a fatal fall at a worksite in Hanover, NH.

The Keene Sentinel reported that the Sept. 22 fall occurred at a site on Mulherrin Farm Road and led to the death of Derek Goldsmith, 33, an employee of Jancewicz & Son, a company with customers in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.

An OSHA spokesman Ted Fitzgerald told the newspaper that the agency launched an inspection after the incident but would provide no further details.

“Derek was a remarkable young man who has been with our organization for many years,” Jancewicz & Son President Jayson Dunbar, told the newspaper. “(He was) a truly valued employee who was held in high regard by his co-workers and our management team. We are deeply saddened by his loss.”

Dunbar did not respond to emails seeking comment on the circumstances of the fall or the inspection.

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