BOSTON — Last weekend, a crane fell from a Seattle building and into oncoming traffic, effectively killing four people.
While the incident may have happened over 3,000 miles away from here, it's fueled a renewed push for construction safety in Boston.
The Seaport has been transforming for over a decade, which includes a good amount of construction and the cranes to make it possible.
According to the Boston Herald, City Councilor Ed Flynn says safety should be the top priority in the ever-growing Seaport and throughout the city. Flynn is calling for a hearing next month to identify ways to improve safety at crane and construction sites.
Back in 2006, a crane collapsed in Boston and fell 13 stories down onto a car on Boylston Street, killing two construction workers and the man inside the car. It happened along the common in the middle of the afternoon.
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