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DA, others to investigate fatal Boston garage collapse

The collapse killed one person and caused another to be transported to a hospital.

Rescue vehicles at the crane accident in Boston Saturday evening. Erin Clark/Globe Staff


BOSTON (AP) β€” A host of authorities including the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office will investigate a Boston parking garage collapse that killed a construction worker.

The downtown garage was in the process of being demolished when a portion of it collapsed on Saturday evening. Boston Emergency Medical Services said the collapse killed one person and caused another to be transported to a hospital.

Local, state and federal authorities will be involved in the investigation, James Borghesani, a spokesperson for the district attorney’s office, said late Saturday. The district attorney’s office is located close to the site of the collapse. Borghesani said that β€œto know that one of the workers on this project has tragically died weighs heavy on our hearts.”

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Boston Fire Commissioner Jack Dempsey has said the worker was completing demolition work in a construction vehicle when the structure collapsed, and the worker fell over the side of garage. The district attorney’s office had only identified the person as a young man on Saturday evening.

Construction firm John Moriarty & Associates has said in a statement that part of the garage came down after a concrete slab on the ninth floor collapsed.

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