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Construction worker death in Boston under investigation

June 9, 2022 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — One person died in a construction accident in Boston on Thursday morning and a second person was taken to the hospital, police said.

Officers responded to the city’s Seaport District at about 5:30 a.m. for reports of an accident, Officer Andre Watson said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Injuries to the other person are not considered life-threatening, he said.

The Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health said the worker was crushed by heavy blocks of street curbing material that was being unloaded.

No information about the victim was made public.

The death is under investigation by police, the Suffolk district attorney’s office and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The fatality is the latest workplace death in the Boston area recently, and comes the day after a 60-year-old overnight security worker at The Country Club in Brookline was found dead by coworkers after apparently falling from a decking area, authorities said.

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A worker was killed in March when a floor deck gave way at the Government Center Garage in Boston. A worker died in October at an under-construction apartment building in East Boston.

Of the 62 workers in Massachusetts who lost their lives on the job in 2021, 15 worked in construction, according to a report released in April by MassCOSH.