BOSTON (AP) — Boston firefighters have rescued three workers who were struck by falling metal support rods at a building site about 200 feet below ground.
Fire officials said Friday afternoon none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.
Deputy Fire Chief Robert Calobrisi said rescuers were called at about 1:45 p.m. after some rebar poles fell, briefly pinning two of the workers. Firefighters used a cage similar to a portable elevator to remove the injured workers one-by-one.
WBZ-TV’s Kate Merrill reports
Calobrisi said the men appeared to have leg and arm injuries.
They were taken to a hospital by ambulance.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
The site is at 50 Northern Avenue near the South Boston federal courthouse.
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