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Dedham Native Rehabs From Four-Story Fall, East Dedham Rallies to Help

Nearly 40 feet in the air on his bucket truck, Erik DeAvila pulled out his well-padded black Blackberry, navigated to the camera and snapped “today’s view” and sent it, as he always did, to his wife Heather.

But “today” – July 7 – would soon look different for the Dedham native and small business owner as he nearly got electrocuted and fell four stories to the pavement below.

DeAvila didn’t injure his head, neck or spine in the fall, and remains at a 24/7 rehabilitation center in Walpole. Childhood friends from a “tight-knit” East Dedham are rallying to raise money to help offset medical costs of the freak accident.

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