Boston construction accident: Two workers dead after being ‘hit by dump truck and falling into work trench on site'February 26, 2021
TWO workers have died after allegedly being hit by a dump truck and falling into a work trench on a construction site this morning.
Cops arrived at the scene at around 8am after receiving reports that people had been hit by a vehicle.
Officials later told NBC Boston that the pair were hit by a dump truck and fell into a trench.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found the bodies of two workers in the hole, and pronounced the pair dead.
A crane was brought in to lift the truck up so the hole wouldn’t collapse during the recovery mission, CBS Boston reported.
“This is a tragic incident for the victims, their families and their coworkers,” Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief Greg Long said in a press conference.
"It's a sad day," Mayor Marty Walsh added. "Just a really sad, sad incident on what started as a beautiful day today."
Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins will be leading an investigation into the incident alongside the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
"Right now we don't know if this is a crime. We know this is a tragedy," Rollins said.
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