NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — The construction worker who died when a concrete wall at a construction site at a home in a Boston suburb collapsed on him has been identified as a 55-year-old Billerica man.

The man who died Thursday in Newton was identified by the Middlesex district attorney’s office Friday as Russell Harron.

Firefighters responded to the scene just before 8 a.m., Fire Chief Gino Lucchetti said. Rescuers needed specialized equipment to try and get to the victim, he said, and it quickly became apparent that what started as a rescue effort had turned into a recovery effort.

Harron was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled.


No one else was hurt.

The roughly 10-foot tall (3 meters) wall in the yard was not attached to the…

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