Man hospitalized after high winds batter North Station construction site

BOSTON (WHDH) - One man was wheeled out of a popular Boston restaurant on a stretcher Friday afternoon after high winds battered a North Station construction site.

Fire crews were dispatched to 100 Causeway Street around 4 p.m. after receiving reports of construction material plummeting to the sidewalk during the rush hour commute.

A number of bricks reportedly fell a “short distance” from a nearby building and landed in front of a Santander Bank branch, according to firefighters.

Witnesses tell 7NEWS that across the street, a large wooden wall near Banner’s Restaurant also blew over due to the high wind gusts throughout the city.

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The man was conscious as first responders loaded him into the ambulance. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with minor injuries

The cause of those injuries is unknown at this time.

A building inspector was called to evaluate the scene.

A section of Causeway Street was temporarily closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Fans attending the Celtics game should use the Haverhill or Portland street entries.

No further information was immediately available

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