Suffolk pauses all Boston construction work after Southie injuries, reports BBJ

John Fish

BOSTON—Boston-based national construction firm Suffolk is pausing work at all of its Boston sites on Thursday and Friday following a catwalk collapse at a South Boston location that sent three workers to the hospital, reported Boston Business Journal.

“One of the workers suffered life-threatening injuries on Wednesday after he got trapped in the collapse at the former Edison power plant in Southie, which is being redeveloped into a 1.7-million-square-foot, mixed-use project. The two others had less serious injuries,” Boston Business Journal said.

Suffolk is overseeing construction at the power plant, with New York-based NorthStar Contracting Group Inc. serving as the subcontractor for the demolition work, according to BBJ.

Suffolk will use the two-day pause to review safety conditions at all of its sites in the city, Suffolk CEO John Fish told in an email to project teams Thursday, according to BBJ. If a particular site requires further review, the pause may last past Friday, reported BBJ, adding that the company is making the move voluntarily.