Metal debris, possibly a railing, fell from the roof of Commercial Wharf and hit a woman in the head, sending her to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The incident happened on Thursday morning at approximately 8:30 am to the woman in her 30’s and walking her dog that morning.
Workers had been filling pallets of material from a crane at the front of the granite condo building on Atlantic Avenue in the North End waterfront. A neighbor believes the crane was moving a pallet of material on the roof when a temporary railing was hit and fell down to the street level. An investigation is ongoing regarding the details of how the material and/or railing came crashing down.
The Commercial Wharf East Condominium Association issued a statement after the incident saying the Association “is deeply saddened by the accident that took place this morning, seriously injuring a pedestrian. The Association is fully cooperating with the authorities in their investigation of this tragic event. Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured person and her family during this difficult time.”
Police taped off the entire area, include a piece of metal railing near the bike lane that appears to have broken off the roof of the five story building. Witnesses at the scene said the woman’s condition was very serious when she was taken to the hospital.