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cranes.jpg Earlier this month, a tragic accident happened at a facility of a Massachusetts government building. Officials at the scene of a construction accident at the North King Street facility of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation reported that the incident resulted in one fatality and caused two others to be injured.

According to one official, a 911 call at came in at approximately 9:40 a.m., and indicated that there were three people pinned beneath two modular trailers that had been used as temporary office spaces. It was not immediately apparent why the workers were near the modular trailers, but one of the workers was able to get free and escape with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Emergency responders helped free the second worker with the assistance of a large crane and the worker was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries that were not life-threatening. The third worker sustained fatal injuries and was killed at the scene.

Emergency workers that arrived on the scene described the trailers as each being 50 feet in length and approximately 10 feet in width. The trailers had been set up next to one another in the back of the main building that was located on the property.

Authorities are looking into the cause of the accident in further detail. Specifically, the District Attorney, along with the local police department, federal Occupational Safety and Health Administrations, and the State Department of Industrial Accidents are all working on an investigation.
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