Two workers injured in construction accident; OSHA to investigate

Multiple floors collapsed at the Chinatown bulding.
Multiple floors collapsed at the Chinatown bulding.Boston Fire Department

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Three men were injured Thursday when a roof collapsed inside a 33-story building under construction at the edge of Chinatown and Downtown Crossing, causing a “pancake” reaction with floors falling atop one another, according to the Boston Fire Department.

Two of the victims were taken by ambulance to nearby Tufts Medical Center. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening. One of the victims had minor injuries; the other had a serious head wound, according to Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald.

A third man hurt his wrist and walked to the hospital for treatment, MacDonald said.

The accident happened about 8 a.m. when 120 iron workers, laborers, and carpenters were inside the structure at 45 Stuart St., MacDonald said.

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