Two painters were seriously injured yesterday afternoon when they fell 30 feet from a broken scaffolding onto the concrete walk in the Lowell House courtyard.
A spokesman for the Mount Auburn hospital said yesterday that Anthony Bandzin suffered multiple fractures of the ribs, bleeding into the chest, shock, and a possible broken back. The other injured man, John Sullivan, fractured his pelvis and his left arm.
Another workman said after the accident that the scaffolding had a tendency to sway. When one of the painters started to remove a screen from a third floor window, he lost his balance and grabbed a wooden guardrail which then broken.