The Boston Globe is reporting that a worker died after falling from a 150-foot-high platform while servicing a giant crane at Conley Terminal in South Boston.
The 58-year-old man either “collapsed or fell” from a platform at around 9:45 a.m. Friday while working on a crane. The man’s jacket got caught on the edge of the platform” and he was hanging from his jacket,” before two co-workers pulled him back onto the platform.
BFD arrived on the scene to perform life-saving measures. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
State Police and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) will be conducting separate investigations.