A Push For New Safety Regulations For Construction Workers


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn is calling for a hearing to see if more can be done to protect construction workers and those who are walking by construction sites.

In the hearing Flynn filed Monday, he said “It is imperative that our residents and construction workers are safe in and around the areas of these construction sites, especially considering our densely populated neighborhoods.”

This comes after last week, Jordan Romero, 27, and Juan Carlos Figueroa Gutierrez, 33 were killed from allegedly being struck by a construction truck and then fell into a hole in on High Street.

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Flynn also addressed in his proposal that this was not the only recent construction incident in the city; he listed several accidents that caused serious injury or death within the last five years.

“A construction worker was struck and killed by equipment while setting up “First Night” celebrations in Boston late 2019; other accidents include an incident where a woman was seriously injured by falling debris from a construction site in the North End in July of 2019, a fire at the construction site for the planned Moxy Hotel in the Theatre District in April of 2019, a fire at the Hub on Causeway site in March of 2019, a 2018 accident that injured a construction worker on that same site, and a 2016 crane accident that killed one worker in the Longwood Medical Area.”

WBZ NewsRadio's Madison Rogers (@MadisonWBZ) reports.

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