A man injured after a piece of construction material fell from a building in the Seaport neighborhood and crashed into the roof of a car


Police found a man bleeding from the face after a piece of construction material fell from a building and crashed into the roof of his vehicle as he waited at a red light in the Seaport neighborhood on Wednesday morning, according to a police report.

The man was taken to Tufts Medical Center where he was being treated for non-life-threatening head and facial injuries, according to the report.

Officers responded to the construction site at 370 Congress St. at 10:53 a.m. after an officer was flagged for a report of an injured person. Officers arrived and found a gray Toyota Rav parked in the middle of the street with its hazard lights on and significant damage to the roof, front windshield and interior, according to the report.

Daniel Antonellis, a spokesman for Suffolk Construction, said an integrated curtain wall measuring 12 inches wide fell from the construction site and hit a car.

“The driver of the vehicle was not seriously injured but was taken to hospital for evaluation,” Antonellis said in an email. “We are working with OSHA, city officials and our business partners to investigate the cause of this incident.”

On Wednesday afternoon, a yellow police tape was strung around the construction site on Congress Street.

US Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials were inspecting and taking photos of the scene. A tow truck arrived later to remove the damaged vehicle.

OSHA is investigating the incident. Construction has been halted, Antonellis said.

“In an abundance of caution, Suffolk has voluntarily closed the 400 Summer St. project site to conduct a full review of the site and business partners’ compliance with Suffolk’s strict safety standards,” it said. .

The incident is the latest in a string of accidents at Boston construction sites this year. In May, a worker was hospitalized after falling around 30ft at a construction site in the South End and three workers were injured after a walkway collapsed inside the former power station in Boston Edison in South Boston. In July, a mobile crane overturned at a construction site in Dorchester.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said city officials will meet with unions and construction companies on Thursday to discuss ways to prevent any further incidents.

“While I am relieved no one was seriously injured today, we have had too many recent incidents on construction sites,” she said in a statement emailed to The Globe. “Tomorrow we are hosting a meeting with unions and construction companies to discuss ways to partner together to keep construction sites safe and prevent any future incidents.”

A Department of Inspection Services official reviewed the Congress Street construction site and a stop work order was issued, city officials said. The site manager has been ordered to provide a structural engineer’s report to help determine the building’s structural integrity, and the site will remain closed until further notice, city officials said.

Globe correspondent Bailey Allen contributed to this report.

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