Worker injured, car damaged after debris falls from building under construction in Boston

BOSTON — A worker was injured and a car was damaged after debris fell from a building under construction in Boston on Wednesday morning, officials said.

A 12-inch-wide curtainwall embed fell from the exterior of 400 Summer Street in the Seaport District and struck a motorist at the intersection of Congress Street around 11 p.m., according to a Suffolk Construction spokesperson.

“The driver of the vehicle was not seriously injured but was taken to the hospital for evaluation,” the spokesperson said.

A photo from the scene showed heavy damage to the vehicle’s roof and windshield.

The incident also left a construction worker with a facial injury, Boston police said. There was no immediate word on their condition.

Suffolk Construction says it has voluntarily shut down the building project “out of an abundance of caution” to conduct a comprehensive review.

“As always, the safety of our people, trade partners and members of our community is our number one priority,” the spokesperson added.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and city officials are investigating.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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