CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — One construction worker has died and two others were injured after scaffolding fell from a building and landed on them on the campus of MIT.
The incident happened around 3:00 p.m. Thursday at a construction site on Vassar Street.READ MORE: Man Arrested After Armed Robbery At Haverhill Pot Shop
The workers were on the ground level when construction material fell on top of them from the third floor. The three workers were taken to area hospitals. One of the workers, 41-year-old Anthony Costa Jr. from Taunton, later died. The other two workers sustained non life-threatening injuries.
“It was just the wrong time to be in that location,” said Cambridge Fire Assistant Chief Paul Sheehan.READ MORE: Gov. Baker Proposes Waiving Massachusetts Sales Tax For All Of August And September
The construction project is being run by Walsh Brothers. The project will be a new dorm building for MIT.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our valued employee and we will do all that we can to support his family at this time,” Walsh Brothers said in a statement.MORE NEWS: Rep. Chris Pappas Mourns 15-Year-Old Nephew Who Drowned In Sebbins Pond In Bedford, NH
Cambridge Police, MIT Police and OSHA are investigating. It is still unclear what caused the materials to fall down.