Worker Critically Injured in Airport Construction Accident

Critically Injured

BOSTON —An iron worker was critically injured over the weekend when he fell 40 feet onto a piece of precast concrete that had also fallen at the central parking garage at Logan Airport, Massachusetts State Police said.

According to Boston emergency medical services, the 53-year-old man, from Seymour, Connecticut, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The 32-ton piece of concrete fell while it was being hoisted by a crane to the third level of the garage construction.  The worker, who had been trying to secure the panel, then fell.

He is an employee of Blakeslee Prestress Inc., a subcontractor on the parking garage project led by general contractor Turner Construction.

All work on the garage was stopped pending an investigation by federal, state, and Massport officials.

OSHA Inspectors have arrived on scene as part of the investigation.