Landscapers can’t be too careful when picking up debris. With the increased use of illicit drugs like heroin, they are at a heightened risk of coming into contact with needles that are not disposed of properly. That’s exactly what happened to a landscaper in North Andover, Massachusetts, on Sept. 11.

According to a story on 7 News Boston, the landscaper was cleaning up debris outside a CVS on Route 114 when he was pricked by a hypodermic needle.

He was hospitalized because of concerns that he could have come into contact with HIV or Hepatitis C.