UPDATED: 2:50 p.m., Feb. 24, 2021
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A construction accident in Boston’s Financial District has left two men dead.
The incident happened around 8 a.m. on High Street. The two workers were hit by a truck and found in a hole at the construction site. It is not clear if they were outside of the hole at the time, or if they were already inside it.
The workers were pronounced dead when firefighters arrived on the scene.
During a press conference, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said this is "just a really sad, sad incident."
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said her office will work with their federal partners in OSHA, detectives in the Boston Police Homicide Unit, and the Boston Fire Department to investigate.
“Right now, we don’t know if this is a crime; we know that it’s a tragedy. And my office is here making sure that these families know that we take this very seriously," Rollins said. "We are going to be in constant contact with our federal, and local, and state partners to get to the bottom of this for these families.”
Mayor Walsh tweeted Wednesday afternoon that the city "suspended Atlantic Coast Utilities' only other permitted worksite in Boston. Until a thorough investigation is complete, the company will not be allowed to perform work in the city."
"I'm heartbroken that two hardworking people lost their lives so suddenly and tragically this morning, and we will working tirelessly to understand how this happened in order to create safer conditions in the future," Walsh wrote.
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal reports:
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