BOSTON (WHDH) - Work has been halted at a construction site outside of the TD Garden after a bundle of steel beams fell from a crane on Thursday afternoon.
The beams were hoisted about 40 feet in the air when they suddenly plummeted to the ground, sending workers scrambling to safety below, 7’s Alex Diprato reported.
A truck that was parked at the site along Causeway Street near the famous Bobby Orr statue sustained significant damage.
The city’s Inspectional Services Department announced Monday they have cited Moriarty Construction.
All outside work on the building including the use of cranes to haul steel was temporarily halted.
“The items on the citations were remedied over the weekend and, on Monday, the use of cranes was approved for all activities other than hoisting steel,” according to a statement released by Moriarty Construction Monday night. “We have provided MDOT with all necessary documentation and expect Portal Park to soon be reopened as a staging area for hoisting steel.”
Work inside the building is ongoing.
A woman who was passing by the area said the beams fell several stories and sounded “like a bomb” when they hit the ground.
“The load was dangling and all of sudden it let go,” she said. “It sounded like a bomb. It was very loud.”
There were no reported injuries.
The TD Garden closed at the end of June to undergo a multi-week renovation project.
The incident occurred hours after a woman was struck and seriously injured by a piece of falling metal on Atlantic Avenue.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was on scene the day of the incident to investigate.
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