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Worker Rescued From Crane Barge in East Boston

The male worker became trapped in a confined area with limited oxygen.



    Worker Rescued From Barge in East Boston

    A man is breathing a sigh of relief after being trapped in a barge, running out of air, in East Boston.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 10, 2018)

    Emergency crews rescued a male worker who was trapped in a confined space on a crane barge in East Boston on Friday morning.

    The emergency was reported around 8:45 a.m. in the area of 360 Border St., according to emergency officials. The worker was stuck in the 10-foot by 30-foot barge with a lack of oxygen for 10 to 12 minutes. 

    His coworkers called 911 when he failed to respond.

    The worker was semi-conscious when he was transported to an area hospital, according to fire officials. His current condition is not known.

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    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is now taking over the investigation.

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