Family of one victim killed in trench tragedy Friday speaks out

BOSTON (WHDH) - The aunt and uncle of one of the victims in the construction accident that happened Friday are speaking out.

Officials are still investigating a tragic incident that killed two construction workers in Boston’s South End on Friday.

The men were trapped after a water main broke and flooded the trench.

They were working on Dartmouth Street.

Onlookers said it was a chaotic scene—water gushed out quickly flooding the road.

A few men escaped from the trench and tried to help the others but were unfortunately too late.

“He was a gentle, kind person,” says Marilyn Hewitt, one of the victim’s aunt. “Always there to help you out.”

The men’s bodies were recovered Friday night after hours of recovery efforts.

Police in Boston haven’t released the victims names, but the Hewitt’s say their nephew is one of the two who died on the job.

Investigators are still looking into what happened.

But the Hewitt’s feel Atlantic Drain services shouldn’t have been allowed to operate in the first place.

7News learned that the company was fined nearly $100,000 in the past by Osha, including fines for underground building and some of the fines still haven’t been paid.

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