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Lynn construction worker in good condition week after accident

LYNN — A worker injured last Friday in an Oxford Street construction site accident is in good condition.

Marcello Ramos, 39, of Medford was still being treated at Boston Medical Center as of Thursday, but hospital spokesman David Kibbe listed Ramos’ condition as upgraded from fair to good.

Ramos was injured shortly before 9 a.m. May 24 when a large section of iron reinforcing bar being lowered into a hole on the job site dislodged or dropped, pinning Ramos against one side of the hole.

He was transported by emergency medical helicopter to Boston and work stopped on the job site. Construction resumed by Tuesday and workers swarmed the site between Munroe and Oxford streets by midweek, constructing concrete “sheer walls.”

The site is being developed by The Procopio Companies as a 10-story building with underground parking. The sight of workers back on the job and good news about Ramos’ health pleased Land of a 1000 Hills Coffee Co. workers Jazz Powell and Soneta Srey. They said workers from the project site are frequent customers and both women heard the frantic commotion that broke out seconds after the accident.

“I was relieved when they told us he’s fine. Everything’s back on schedule,” Powell said.

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