Crane tips, falls on Dorchester construction site

A crane mounted on the back of a truck tipped over Tuesday morning, falling onto a building under construction in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. The Boston Fire Department confirmed that a technical rescue team was sent to the project, located on Dorchester Avenue at Crescent Avenue.”I heard Fernando, our supervisor, he started screaming, ‘watch out.’ I heard and I started (running) to the left,” said construction worker Joshua Borges. “But everyone is safe. That’s the most important thing.”Fire officials said a roll-call confirmed that all workers who were at the project escaped without injury. That address is the site of an approved building project, which is transforming the site of the Dorchester Market into a five-story, mixed-use building that includes a new ground-floor space for the business. Plans also include creating 38 residential units in the 43,800-square-foot building.Photos and videos from the scene of Tuesday’s incident show that framing work was underway on the second floor of the building. Fire officials said that the crane will need to be cut free of the damaged structure before it can be uprighted. Other cranes arrived later in the afternoon to assist in the effort. A building permit was granted for the project on Jan. 26. OSHA was notified about Tuesday’s incident, officials said.

A crane mounted on the back of a truck tipped over Tuesday morning, falling onto a building under construction in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.

The Boston Fire Department confirmed that a technical rescue team was sent to the project, located on Dorchester Avenue at Crescent Avenue.

“I heard Fernando, our supervisor, he started screaming, ‘watch out.’ I heard and I started (running) to the left,” said construction worker Joshua Borges. “But everyone is safe. That’s the most important thing.”

Fire officials said a roll-call confirmed that all workers who were at the project escaped without injury.

That address is the site of an approved building project, which is transforming the site of the Dorchester Market into a five-story, mixed-use building that includes a new ground-floor space for the business. Plans also include creating 38 residential units in the 43,800-square-foot building.

Photos and videos from the scene of Tuesday’s incident show that framing work was underway on the second floor of the building.

Fire officials said that the crane will need to be cut free of the damaged structure before it can be uprighted. Other cranes arrived later in the afternoon to assist in the effort.

A building permit was granted for the project on Jan. 26.

OSHA was notified about Tuesday’s incident, officials said.

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